DHL Supply Chain invests £90m in its UK fleet to support the growth of its network

DHL Supply Chain has announced a significant fleet investment in the UK. The investment, worth £90m, will put over 1,000 new vehicles into service in the UK during 2019.

The investment includes tractor units, as well as specialised rigids and multi temperature-controlled vehicles. All vehicles will be equipped with the latest safety features, including cameras, Microlise telematics and the latest engine technology. A number of the vehicles will run on liquefied natural gas.

The new fleet will serve a range of DHL’s customers and support the growth of several of the networks.

According to research conducted on behalf of DHL among transport decision makers, ground transportation is moving away from its traditional role as a commodity towards becoming a business differentiator; 71% believe it is a strategic component of their business, and 75% agree that investment in this area will directly support growth. As a result, third party logistics providers are expected to offer an increased range of value-added services to customers, something this new fleet will help support.

Source: Another Word/DHL