The new fleet was supplied by Brian Currie, DAF Dealer in Milton Keynes, with fleet management and maintenance support packages supplied by Hexagon Leasing.
Following extensive product evaluation, and with the benefit of familiarity with current DAF vehicles, Yusen Logistics (UK) selected the vehicles based on fuel economy, environmental credentials, strong residual values, driver appeal and nationwide dealer support.
The new additions comprise 21 box-bodies supplied by BWS and nine curtainsiders from BWS with Dhollandia tuck away tail lifts, all fitted with additional safety features for driver safety and ease of delivery, and Microlise telematics systems for vehicle tracking and monitoring of both vehicle and driver performance.
The fleet additions take the company’s UK fleet to 350 vehicles. The vehicles are already in service from Yusen Logistics’ 20 UK locations and are expected to cover 75,000 miles per year. Operations comprise primarily of deliveries of white- and brown-goods both to and from distribution centres and major retail outlets.
“The overall DAF package represents a solid investment for us,” said Robin Tate, head of fleet, facilities & procurement at Yusen Logistics (UK). “There were a number of key features in the deal that we required and DAF, again, has managed to deliver on all key operational parameters.”
Those parameters include fuel economy, reliability and dealer support, as well as drivers’ preferences.