ArrowXL invests US$6.5m in new delivery vehicles

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Two-person home delivery provider ArrowXL has invested £5m (US$6.5m) to strengthen its delivery fleet. The investment has been made to ensure that its fleet is reliable and compliant.

The company has acquired 100 new 7.5-tonne DAF 180 FA trucks, with ZF AS Tronic automatic transmission; 49 of the trucks feature demount bodies, while 51 have fixed box-bodies. The vehicles will be deployed across ArrowXL’s network to support both current and new customer operations.

Before investing in the new trucks, ArrowXL asked its delivery personnel to provide feedback to better understand their requirements in terms of comfort and health and safety. The new trucks incorporate a number of features suggested by the drivers, including tuck away tail lifts, a narrower body size, and an upgraded passenger seat.

The company also ensured the new trucks included a range of features designed to increase safety for the driver and other road users, such as Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), daytime running lights, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and reversing cameras.

Charlie Shiels, CEO, ArrowXL, said, “This investment is part of the ongoing development of our operations which is designed to ensure that we are continuing to provide our customers with a best in class service. This includes the reopening of our site at Worcester and the upgrade at our Wigan facility.”

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