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Bidvest invests in eco-fleet

By: David Howells
14 November 2011

Bidvest Logistics could soon be looking at hiring drivers after taking delivery of its new fleet of 108 eco-friendly vehicles, reports.

Bidvest, the largest food logistics firm outside of the US which counts Pret a Manger, Nando's and the Tragus Group among its customers, has ordered the new green fleet for delivery between November 2011 and January 2012.

The new 26-tonne vehicles exceed the UK government's carbon recommendations, are 100 per cent compliant with London 2012 emission targets and are also fitted with a frigoblock electric twin evaporator refrigeration systems to further reduce their carbon footprint.

Where vehicle operations are concerned, the fleet will benefit from a state-of-the-art Microlise telematics vehicle tracking system to collate driving data and assist with more in-depth fleet management.

Speaking to, managing director Andrew Selley explained how the firm has invested heavily in the state-of-the-art fleet to make sure they stay ahead of their competitors, whilst ensuring their fleet is as sustainable as possible.

"We pride ourselves on our service delivery standards, and these vehicles will transport our offerings in first-class condition, ensuring our valued customers receive their deliveries in first-class condition [too]," he explained.

"At Bidvest Logistics, we pride ourselves on being a dynamic, innovative company ready to meet the challenge of individual customers' requirements, and we tailor our solutions to fulfil their specific needs. This new eco-friendly fleet will help us achieve this."

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