Salford Van Hire puts 200 new DAFs onto fleet

Salford Van Hire has added more than 200 new DAF trucks to its spot hire and contract hire fleets.

The large order represents £16m in investment in the fleet with “more announcements on further spending” due before the end of the year” according to Salford Van Hire’s owner Raffaello Bacci.

The order, which will be completed by the end of the year, includes both rigid vehicles at 7.5-, 12- and 18-tonnes with boxes and curtain-siders, as well as tractor units.

The tractor units are the DAF FTGF Space and Super Space cabs.

“Despite the trials and tribulations of the pandemic and the uncertainties of a post Brexit Britain, we have seen continued demand for our spot rental and contract hire services, with particular demand from the third-party logistics sector which recognises our ability to respond quickly and efficiently for the need to supply vehicles across the product spectrum to meet their changing needs,” said Bacci.

“We identified the need for 12 tonne rigid vehicles for the growing same/next

day delivery sector early on and acted quickly to bring them on-stream,” he added.

Moy Park expands CNG fleet with Iveco Stralis NP

Poultry producers Moy Park has taken delivery of 50 new Iveco Stralis NP tractor units in order to improve its environmental footprint with the LNG-fuelled vehicles.

The Iveco AS440S46TX/P LNG Stralis NP 460 tractor units were supplied by South West Truck & Van in Avonmouth and will be used at the company’s Sleaford and Ashbourne sites. They will run on 100% Bio-LNG sourced through anaerobic digestion having commissioned an on-site filling station through Roadgas.

The new biogas trucks, have been leased through Iveco Capital and are expected to cover around 160,000km per year delivering food products to regional delivery hubs and directly into supermarkets. Moy Park estimates it will offset around 5,600 tonnes of CO2 as a result

“Moy Park’s in-house trials have demonstrated that vehicles running on biomethane reduced CO2 emissions by more than 80%. Following these extensive trials of alternative fuels and vehicle providers, we are investing in 50 liquefied natural gas (LNG) HGV trucks,” explained Hugh Nicholson, Moy Park’s director of logistics.

“This is a huge step forward in transitioning our own entire core fleet of 120 tractor units to gas by 2023, and we also plan to work with our third-party logistics partners in their CO2 reduction programmes as part of our overall Net Zero Carbon strategy.”