UK logistics company Whistl has invested £12m (US$14.7m) in an expansion and renewal program for its fleet.
In 2022, Whistl will consolidate all its transport fleets across the group under a new transport management system to maximize loads and reduce mileage. At the same time, the company will update its fleet to be Euro VI compliant. This will include the implementation of I7 Peugeot Boxer 435 vans, 26 18-ton ridged trucks, 17 26-ton ridged trucks and 126 Renault T-Range tractor units. The Peugeot Boxer 435 vans are on leases that enable Whistl to swap them with electrically powered replacements when they become available.
In addition, the company will bring in 115 new trailers including 70 box trailers and 30 curtain trailers that will be XL rated, ensuring better load security. It will also add a further 15 curtain XL-rated trailers with tail lifts fitted.
Alistair Cochrane, chief executive officer at Whistl, said, “We are continuing to invest in our fleet right across the group, including the businesses we have acquired in the last few years, such as Parcelhub. It is important that we ensure that we operate efficiently and as environmentally sustainably as possible – our flexible lease contracts on the Boxer vans reflect this.”