TIP Group has supplied Vantec with seven new DAF XF tractor units powered by Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), helping the Sunderland headquartered 3PL (third party logistics) provider boost its sustainability goals as part of its UK expansion.
Vantec, one of the UK’s top logistics solutions and final mile delivery providers for the automotive and premium automotive parts industry, will see its fleet benefit from a 90 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions when running HVO fuelled trucks. The DAF XF trucks also benefit from the manufacturer’s latest generation of aerodynamic advances, which reduce drag and lower fuel consumption ever further.
Alongside the seven DAF XF trucks, TIP has supplied Vantec with 16 new SDC Freespan ENXL curtainsided trailers, on a long-term basis, featuring steel reinforced heavy duty floors and custom curtain tie backs, the latter enabling Vantec drivers to load and unload their vehicles much more safely, while ensuring as little downtime as possible. The reinforced floors will help reduce damage caused when loading steel stillages, whilst their ‘pillarless’ feature will provide more versatility during loading and unloading. The trailers are being supplied by TIP to include maintenance and repair services, which will be carried out on Vantec’s site at Winsford, Cheshire.
The 16 new trailers have been fitted with TIP’s Electronic Braking Performance Monitoring System (EBPMS), BrakePlus. The trailers also feature TIP Insight telematics for tracking purposes and TyreCare, to provide tyre damage protection in the event of punctures; all to help ensure as little downtime as possible, whilst helping maintain a high level of road safety and compliance.
In the coming months, two 18-tonne DAF rigids will be added to complete the fleet update. All assets will showcase Vantec’s livery.
Chris Bain, General Manager (Transport, Facilities & Operations) at Vantec, commented:
“We are delighted with these latest additions to our fleet, which have come as part of our expansion into the north west of the UK. This is the first time we have used HVO trucks in our fleet and we look forward to enjoying the low emissions advantage which they will bring. These new trucks, supplied through our partnership with TIP have made it possible for us to make strides towards our goal of being a zero-emissions logistics provider by 2050.”
Vantec offers fully integrated customer-centric services and is a third-party logistics (3PL) and processing centre management partner to global businesses; with 12 operations in the UK and a key customer base including in the automotive and premium vehicles, construction equipment, lighting, electric battery and offshore renewable industries.
Mike Furnival, Managing Director of TIP said:
“We are always looking to support our customers with their journey towards zero-emissions and through the provision of these latest generation HVO powered DAF XF trucks we are doing just that. These advanced units provide the versatility of a traditional diesel truck, but with up to 90% less emissions, which helps our customers achieve their sustainability goals, while retaining operational efficiencies.”