In February, Parcelforce Worldwide purchased 1,106 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 311CDI vans. The German vehicle manufacturer was chosen after extensive competitive trials where Parcelforce’s drivers tested and provided detailed feedback on the vans’ performance.
Senior procurement manager Simon Arnott said: “They (the drivers) rated the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter first in its large panel van class. The Sprinter scored particularly high in driver’s seat. driving position, cab comfort, ride comfort, cornering, handling and driving performance.”
Parcelforce’s eco-friendly delivery van
The Sprinter 311CDI delivery vans also scored for its environment-friendliness with its ECO-Start system, which automatically stops and restarts the engine during halts in slow traffic.
This is one part of Parcelforce’s plans to cut its fleet fuel consumption by 5%.
We just saw one of these vans in front of our local Tesco’s, prompting our read-up here! A highly applauded action by Parcelforce, a step in the right direction by one of the big players.