DHL Supply Chain invests £90 million in its UK fleet to support the growth of the network

Over 1,000 new vehicles to be added to the DHL Supply Chain fleet in 2019

Credit: DHL Supply Chain

DHL Supply Chain is investing £90 million into its UK fleet in order to put over 1,000 new vehicles into service in the UK during 2019. 

The investment includes tractor units, as well as specialised rigids and multi temperature-controlled vehicles.

All vehicles will be equipped with the safety features that include cameras, Microlise telematics and the engine monitoring. A number of the vehicles will run on liquefied natural gas as part of DHL’s ongoing efforts to improve its sustainability and reduce the environmental impact of its operations.

Ian Clough, Managing Director, Network Logistics and Transport, UK & Ireland, DHL Supply Chain said: “Not only are we investing in our infrastructure to support our growth, but to signal our confidence in the contract logistics market in the UK. These vehicles are equipped with the latest technology to ensure they have the best possible efficiency and safety features, allowing us to deliver best in class solutions for our customers.”    

According to research conducted on behalf of DHL among transport decision makers, ground transportation is moving away from its traditional role as a commodity towards becoming a business differentiator; 71% believe it is a strategic component of their business, and 75% agree that investment in this area will directly support growth. As a result, third party logistics providers are expected to offer an increased range of value-added services to customers, something this new fleet will help support.

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