As part of ongoing upgrades to its trucking fleet, leading haulage provider International Forwarding has invested over £120,000 in two new vehicles for greener transport and logistics.
International Forwarding, a member of Palletways, the Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, has taken delivery of two 18-tonne CF 260 DAF trucks, which boast the latest features in safety, security and efficiency, including the highest Euro 6 European emission standards.
The new vehicles bring the number of trucks in the company’s cargo fleet to 20 and they will be used for long-distance work, carrying UK pallets and international freight to a wide range of customers.
The trucks, which were recently voted ‘International Truck of the Year’ for leading the way in transport efficiency, have already proven a wise investment for International Forwarding after achieving a fuel efficiency gain and CO2 reduction of an impressive 7%.
Rob Pike, managing director at International Forwarding, said: “We believe that investing in the best equipment is integral to delivering a first-class service to our customers at home and abroad. We believe this recent investment sends out a strong signal to the marketplace about our commitment to customer service, which we believe is unparalleled amongst our competitors.
“Our staff are highly experienced and knowledgeable in freight and logistics and it’s vital for us to ensure that they’re comfortable, especially when driving long-distance vehicles. There are several cabin features in the new trucks to support this, including: a high-backed air-suspended driver seat, a sleeping cab, automatic temperature control and air-conditioning.
“Overall, these are sturdy new additions to our fleet. We’re immensely proud of our new trucks, their lower environmental footprint and more efficient performance. International Forwarding is looking forward to many years of service in these trucks, whether it be through shipping UK pallets and international freight to Europe, or as part of the Palletways network.”
Since launching in 1989, International Forwarding has gained a reputation as one of the UK’s most reliable and trusted independent freight forwarders and they continue to develop across a wide range of freight and logistics services. The company became a member of Palletways in 2002 to enhance the business and enable customers to benefit from efficient high-quality logistics services into UK and Europe. International Forwarding is a regular ‘Palletways Platinum Club’ member in recognition of its first-class customer service.
International Forwarding is one of over 110 independent transport providers that are part of the Palletways UK network. They benefit from shared expertise and resources from within the group to deliver consignments of palletised freight to market faster and more cost effectively than ever before. The Palletways Group comprises 400 depots and 17 hub operations, through which it provides collection and distribution services across 20 European countries, including the UK.