Sunderland-based Vantec will run seven new DAF XF tractors on Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO).
The trucks, which have been supplied by TIP Group, will produce 90% less CO2 when compared with conventional diesel-powered trucks.
Chris Bain, general manager (transport, facilities and operations) at Vantec, said: “We are delighted with these latest additions to our fleet, which have come as part of our expansion into the north west of the UK. This is the first time we have used HVO trucks in our fleet and we look forward to enjoying the low emissions advantage which they will bring. These new trucks, supplied through our partnership with TIP, have made it possible for us to make strides towards our goal of being a zero-emissions logistics provider by 2050.”
Mike Furnival, MD of TIP added: “We are always looking to support our customers with their journey towards zero-emissions and through the provision of these latest generation HVO-powered DAF XF trucks we are doing just that. These advanced units provide the versatility of a traditional diesel truck, but with up to 90% less emissions, which helps our customers achieve their sustainability goals, while retaining operational efficiencies.”
In addition to the DAF XFs, and a pair of 18-tonne DAF rigids which are set to arrive in the coming months, TIP has also supplied Vantec with 16 new SDC Freespan ENXL curtainsided trailers. They feature steel reinforced heavy duty floors and custom curtain tie backs. The former feature will help reduce damage caused when loading steel stillage, while the latter will aid loading and unloading. They are supplied on repair and maintenance contracts, with work being carried out at Vantec’s site at Winsford, Cheshire.
Vantec is one of the UK’s top logistics solutions and final mile delivery providers for the automotive industry, and operates out of 12 locations in the UK.