The fifth truck, a 32-tonne MAN, is due soon and will bring AFI’s delivery fleet to 54 trucks.
All of the new trucks have been fitted with telemetry systems to enable AFI to monitor vehicle and driver performance, with a goal of improving driving styles, and hence also safety, fuel efficiency and emissions.
AFI director Nick Higgins also draws attention to the fitment of Sterling’s cheese wedge fold forward ramps, which have been deigned to reduce drag – yielding up to 12% fuel savings, compared to conventional stowage options.
All the new truck bodies also include integrated safety features, such as fall protection and side walkways.
“We have invested heavily in providing our own in-house transport fleet so that we can take full responsibility and control of every aspect of the delivery process,” states Higgins.
“We have further increased the efficiency of the fleet by strategically locating the vehicles throughout our UK depot network to ensure that MEWPs [mobile elevating work platforms] are delivered to customers quickly and also collected promptly.”