ArrowXL makes £2m fleet investment

ArrowXL makes £2m fleet investment

The UK-based two-person home delivery specialist ArrowXL has invested £2m to acquire 40 new 7.5 tonne trucks from DAF.

The new trucks incorporate a number of features suggested by ArrowXL drivers for improved health and safety, including electric mirrors, central locking and tinted glass.

They also include features designed to help prevent accidents, such as Forward Collision Warning (FCW), an Automatic Emergency Braking System (AEBS), adaptive cruise control technology, as well as sensors and cameras for when the vehicles are reversing.

As part of its commitment to reducing carbon emissions, ArrowXL also made sure each new vehicle is equipped with anti idling features to prevent wasted fuel. This includes the engine shutting down if the vehicle is idle for longer than five minutes.

Charlie Shiels, CEO at ArrowXL, said: “This year alone we have already invested £1.7 million expanding and modernising our warehouse and distribution centre in Wigan, as well as spending in excess of £1 million with UniCarriers to upgrade the materials handling equipment across our network. These investments are designed to ensure that we continue to deliver high standards of customer service, whilst promoting safety and environmental responsibility.”

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