As part of its objective to drive operating efficiencies and realise carbon footprint improvements in line with its corporate emission targets, Flogas Britain has continued the investment in its Cylinder fleet of vehicles, with the addition of 28 new Isuzu N55.150(N) 5.5 tonne narrow bodied trucks.
Fitted with specialist narrow aluminium cylinder bodies manufactured by Massey Truck Engineering, these new Isuzu vehicles are just about to roll out into the Flogas Britain fleet ahead of its winter peak season, in further support of the company’s investment in its customer service proposition.
Explaining this latest fleet investment, Jackie Banks, head of fleet, Flogas Britain said, “Our previous cylinder fleet had a high proportion of small footprint 3.5 tonne vehicles to deliver small loads into remote areas requiring narrow access. However, these vehicles presented challenges with payload, which impacted on their overall effectiveness and efficiency.”
Jackie continues, “After trialling the 5.5 tonne narrow bodied Isuzu N55 model in 2020, their performance was met with positive reviews from our driving teams and in addition, we were able to realise a significant increase in vehicle efficiency due to the increased payload.”
The result of the previous trials with the initial 5.5 tonne Isuzu clearly showed that Flogas Britain could reduce the amount of empty running through reducing the amount of reloading, thus eliminating wasted mileage and enabling them to schedule the vehicles far more efficiently.
Part of DCC Ltd, Flogas Britain is a national supplier of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), operating through over 60 depots nationwide, with a commercial vehicle fleet of over 450 trucks.
“By working closely with Flogas Britain during the trial period, the partnership has realised a new specification of truck for the Flogas fleet that gives them both the additional operational and environmental benefits they were seeking. Once again, the flexibility of the Isuzu truck range has enabled us to provide a solution that works really well for Flogas Britain,” said Lee Barwick, fleet sales manager, Isuzu Truck UK.