ArrowXL invests US$2.7m on modernizing delivery fleet

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Two-man delivery expert ArrowXL has invested £2m (US$2.7m) in strengthening its fleet by acquiring 40 new 7.5-ton trucks from manufacturer DAF. The new trucks incorporate a number of features suggested by ArrowXL drivers, including electric mirrors, central locking and tinted glass.

The company also ensured the new trucks included a range of features designed to help prevent accidents, such as forward collision warning (FCW), an automatic emergency braking system (AEBS), adaptive cruise control technology, and sensors and cameras for reversing.

As part of its commitment to reducing carbon emissions, ArrowXL also made sure each new vehicle is equipped with anti idling features to prevent wasted fuel. This includes the engine shutting down if the vehicle is idle for longer than five minutes.

Charlie Shiels, CEO at ArrowXL, said, “This year alone we have already invested £1.7m (US$2.3m) expanding and modernizing our warehouse and distribution center in Wigan, as well as spending in excess of £1m (US$1.3m) with UniCarriers to upgrade the materials handling equipment across our network.

“These investments are designed to ensure that we continue to deliver high standards of customer service, while promoting safety and environmental responsibility.”

November 30, 2017

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