Kings of the road
September 6, 2022
Over the course of an average year, our fleet will make almost 13,500 deliveries and cover just under 1,000,000 miles, meaning our drivers spend a lot of time in their vehicles. Today we have taken delivery of the first batch of brand-new artic tractor units, that offer class leading efficiency, safety, and extra driver comfort.
As we look to further reduce the environmental impact of our deliveries, the four DAF FTG XF 480 Space Cabs feature unmatched aerodynamics. With an increased wind deflector height of 15ft 8, the units are 4% more fuel efficient and able to run on biofuel.
The term of the lease has been reduced from our usual 5 years, to four – meaning that we will be able to upgrade to even more efficient models, sooner.
They also have an advanced emergency braking system installed and were awarded “International Truck of the Year 2022”, the most prestigious recognition in the truck industry.
Our valued VEKA drivers will now benefit from the huge interior space, with full air suspension seats, bigger bunks, microwaves, and fridges, after the new vehicles were sourced locally from Preston based Lancashire DAF. Services will take place at Lynch Trucks in Altham.
Neil Wearing, Transport Manager said “Our drivers are quite often the face of our business and the fleet a very visible part of our brand. We want to service our customers efficiently and safely whilst keeping our drivers comfortable. These new trucks will most definitely facilitate this, we can’t wait to get them out on the road”.
Next year we will be adding 2 more space cabs to the fleet, along with 8 new drawbars.