Logistics specialist takes delivery of first new tractor units, the single biggest UK purchase of vehicles of its type.

DHL SUPPLY Chain, a leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has marked a new strategic partnership with Volvo Trucks by taking delivery of the first of 700 new Volvo vehicles, including 550 FH tractor units.

As part of a £90 million investment in its UK fleet, the new vehicles meet the latest Euro 6 Step D fuel efficiency regulation and the latest Volvo I-See predictive cruise control that utilises map based technology.

Following an initial tender, Volvo was chosen for the quality of its products, as well as a commitment to deliver comprehensive benefits throughout the life of the fleet, including dedicated account management, driver support and regular vehicle reviews to ensure maximum fuel efficiency.