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Hermes chooses Cartwright for improved fuel economy

UK consumer delivery specialist, Hermes, has recently ordered 300 Fastback trailers from Cartwright. The new 13.6 metre Fastback trailers are part of a fleet replacement programme and have been selected to improve fuel consumption, reliability and help reduce Hermes’ carbon footprint and impact on the environment.

The trailers are being delivered to Hermes in two stages with completion by the end of February. They will be used for the collection of customer parcels into the Hermes’ hubs, as well as for the trunking operation between these locations and its nationwide depot network. The company is targeting a fuel economy improvement of between 5 and 8 per cent.

As the Hermes national network of new depots and hubs increases, the company recognised the importance of growing its logistical capabilities ensuring that the company can manage its ever increasing capacity and maintain the high standards and quality of its operation.

Rob Elmore, Fleet Services Manager at Hermes commented: "We have undergone considerable growth in the past 12 months, so we need to have the necessary infrastructure and logistical capabilities in place. The trailer investment will not only ensure we possess the capacity to handle parcel volumes now and in the future, but also help reduce operating costs and minimise the impact of our operation on the environment."

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