DX, a leading independent mail, parcels and logistics end-to-end network operator in the UK and Ireland, has announced a number of new innovations to its expanding fleet.
Following successful trials, recent investment includes the roll-out of specially designed 3.5 tonne and 5 tonne delivery vehicles, which have greater fuel efficiency than its existing fleet. The new 3.5 tonne vehicle produces 15kg less CO2 emissions, and the 5 tonne vehicle 23kg less CO2 emissions, than their respective equivalents (per 100 miles travelled). These vehicles are also smaller, quieter and easier to manoeuvre through residential areas, causing less disruption.
The investment in more fuel-efficient vehicles goes hand in hand with DX’s stake in Gnewt Cargo, the zero emissions carrier with the world’s largest fully electric delivery fleet, further demonstrating DX’s ongoing commitment to reducing carbon emissions.
DX has also invested in new security features for its existing vehicles. This includes remote tracking and cut-off, which enables DX to remotely disable a vehicle if there is any suspicion that is has been stolen, thus helping to protect any customer goods which may be on-board. This latest development coincides with the addition of FORS (Fleet Operator Recognitions Scheme) compliant ‘in-vehicle’ cameras, which will help prevent damage and also protect DX’s drivers from any fraudulent claims being made against them, whilst increasing their visibility of the road for greater safety.
Petar Cvetkovic, CEO of DX, explains: “With increasing demand for our secure services to both residential and business addresses, it is important that our fleet remains fit for purpose and efficient for the future. Our recent investment sits alongside our ongoing commitment to FORS and will provide the capability we need to continue growing in an efficient and sustainable manner, whilst being as environmentally sensitive as possible.”