As part of a fleet replacement programme, the logistics provider has bought 50 MAN TGX 460 tractor units and 45 Renault Range T tractor units. Details of the investment have not been disclosed.
All of the new trucks will be on the road by the end of this month, serving specific customer contracts and Yusen’s primary fleet, particularly across its automotive and retail operations, a company spokeswoman told Automotive Logistics.
The upgrade brings the UK fleet into line with the latest EU directives to reduce harmful pollutants from vehicle exhausts. “This delivers economic benefits by increasing fuel economy through improved miles per gallon and lowering associated running costs, whilst also reducing CO2 emissions,” the company said in a statement.
The trucks feature advanced telematics and the latest safety and driver assistance systems, such as cruise control, hands-free communications, rollover protection systems and vehicle tracking, according to Yusen.
Yusen Logistics UK is part of Amsterdam-based third-party logistics provider Yusen Logistics (Europe), which is itself owned by Japan’s NYK (Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha) shipping group and last year acquired Mitsui & Co subsidiary, Transfreight Automotive Logistics Europe.