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Palletforce member Evans Transport invests £2.5million in fuel-friendly fleet

By Kyle Linsay
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 12:18

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BUMPER: £2.5million has been invested by Evans

Palletforce member Evans Transport have invested £2.5million in fuel-efficient vehicles as part of an ongoing fleet replacement programme.

The Barnstaple-based family-run firm have replaced 35 HGVs over the past 12months.

Most of the new vehicles are Scania and predominantly Artics, although there is a mix of Evans Transport livery, Palletforce livery and dual livery.

Mike Symons, Depot Manager at Evans Transport, said: “The main aim with our rolling replacement programme is to increase fuel efficiency as fuel is our biggest single cost.

“We’re definitely seeing some big improvements as we’re getting at least a mile per gallon more than we did with the older vehicles.

“So not only is this fleet investment having a positive impact on our bottom line, but it is also helping Evans Transport to stay looking fresh and professional while on the road.”

Established in 1964, Evans have grown over the past 49 years to become a multi-depot operation with sites in Exeter, Bideford, Kent and Barnsley.

They run a 130-strong fleet including crane operated vehicles serving the construction industry, timber crane vehicles serving the forestry industry and a tipper operation for bulk haulage.

Michael Conroy, Chief Executive of Palletforce, added: “It is fantastic to see one of our members investing so significantly in improving its fleet and doing all it can to deliver a quality, reliable and competitive service.”

Palletforce are the UK and Europe’s leading palletised distribution network.

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