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Thinking of buying new HGVs?

Thinking of buying new HGVs?

According to figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the new HGV (heavy goods vehicle) market grew by 6.3% in the second quarter of 2017 with 11,771 new truck registrations in Q2 and year-to-date sales rising by 3.5%.

It is good to see the new vehicles with low emission Euro VI diesel technology coming on to our roads and that can only be good for air quality particularly in congested areas. Some of the new vehicles will replace older vehicles and some will be to accommodate growth in business. In the case of growing fleet operations to add capacity to meet increased demand it begs the question can operators get more out of their existing fleet by investing in technology instead of the significant expense of adding new vehicles to the fleet?

Fleet operators can make significant six figure savings in fuel, servicing and maintenance by using the latest route optimisation software. But more important is the potential to add capacity to the fleet operation without adding new vehicles or hard to recruit new drivers. John Lewis Partnership is a great example increasing delivery capacity by 35%.

If you are looking at new vehicles or drivers to meet increased demand or just want to get more out of your existing fleet operation contact us to find out what Descartes can do for you.