ArrowXL, the UK’s leading two-person home delivery expert, has made a substantial £5 million investment to further strengthen its fleet and support the ongoing growth of the business. It is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to utilising cutting edge technology and safety features to help prevent accidents and ensure that its fleet is reliable and compliant.
Following extensive evaluation of the marketplace, ArrowXL has acquired 100 new DAF 180 FA 7.5 tonners with ZF AS Tronic automatic transmission fitted with 49 demount bodies and 51 fixed box-bodies – including 25 PACCAR bodies designed, built and fitted at Leyland Trucks – which boast the latest safety features. The vehicles will be deployed across the network to support both current and new customer operations.
As part of the process, the company’s delivery heroes were asked to provide feedback to better understand their requirements in terms of comfort and health and safety. The new trucks incorporate a number of features suggested by the drivers, including tuck away tail lifts, a narrower body size, and an upgraded passenger seat.
The company also ensured the new trucks included a range of features designed to increase safety for the driver and other road users, such as Advanced Emergency Braking System (AEBS), daytime running lights, Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS), and reversing cameras.
Charlie Shiels, CEO at ArrowXL, said: “This investment is part of the ongoing development of our operations which is designed to ensure that we are continuing to provide our customers with a best in class service. This includes the reopening of our site at Worcester and the upgrade at our Wigan facility.”