100% uptime for Iceland’s delivery fleet
By Kyle Lindsay
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 15:18
No delay in delivery
420 Mercedes-Benz vans all on the road
Iceland Foods reached a significant home delivery vehicle fleet milestone in August – not a single one of its 420 Mercedes-Benz vans was off the road. No breakdowns, no warranty work, no maintenance required, no accident damage, just 100% fleet uptime.
In context, Iceland Foods’ home delivery fleet of two years ago was made up of vans from another manufacturer, and 15% of the total number of vehicles off the road had the same age profile as the Mercedes-Benz fleet now.
Alex McKinlay, Head of Home Delivery, Iceland Foods, commented: “This is a fantastic result across both accident and maintenance for our fleet. The 24-hour support of Mercedes-Benz Vans dealers really helps to keep vehicle downtime to a minimum, but to have a fully utilised fleet is virtually unheard of.
Steve Bridge, Managing Director, Mercedes-Benz Vans, said: “A 100% uptime on any fleet is remarkable. To know that two years ago Iceland Foods home delivery fleet had 15% of its total vehicles off the road with the same age profile as the Mercedes-Benz Vans now, proves how outstanding this achievement is – a testament to our product, our Network and our colleagues.”