ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has made a substantial £5 million investment to further strengthen its fleet and support the ongoing growth of the business. It is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to utilising cutting edge technology and safety features to help prevent accidents and ensure that its fleet is reliable and compliant.
Following extensive evaluation of the marketplace, ArrowXL
has acquired 100 new DAF 180 FA 7.5 tonners with ZF AS Tronic automatic
transmission fitted with 49 demount bodies and 51 fixed box-bodies – including
25 PACCAR bodies designed, built and fitted at Leyland Trucks – which boast the
latest safety features. The vehicles will be deployed across the network
to support both current and new customer operations.
As part of the process, the company’s delivery heroes were
asked to provide feedback to better understand their requirements in terms of
comfort and health and safety. The new trucks incorporate a number of features
suggested by the drivers, including tuck away tail lifts, a narrower body size,
and an upgraded passenger seat.
The company also ensured the new trucks included a range of
features designed to increase safety for the driver and other road users, such
as Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), daytime running lights, Lane
Departure Warning System (LDWS), and reversing cameras.
Charlie Shiels, CEO at ArrowXL, said: “This investment is
part of the ongoing development of our operations which is designed to ensure
that we are continuing to provide our customers with a best in class service.
This includes the reopening of our site at Worcester and the upgrade at our
Source: Courier News