The Leo Group has unveiled the latest additions to its hi-tech fleet of trucks, which travel the length and breadth of Britain to meet the growing needs of the industry.
As part of a rolling programme of investment the company has pledged to replace and upgrade its lorries once they hit three years old.
It has just taken possession of the first batch of state-of-the-art trucks from the Leeds office of leading manufacturer Scania.
“We are determined to invest in new technologies across the whole of the business – and transport is no exception,” said Leo Group logistics manager, John Ward.
“We want to have the most modern and up-to-date fleet of vehicles in the waste management sector and this latest investment – totaling £1.4m – marks another important step forward.
“We are committed to the environment and harnessing developments in ‘green’ technology. These new trucks take fuel economy, carbon emissions, low engine noise, reliability and driver safety into a new era.
“The European Union has set the target of a 20 per cent reduction in emissions by the year 2020. To make a real contribution to sustainability, Scania’s vision is that carbon dioxide emissions per tonne transported can be reduced by 50 per cent during this period – and we look forward to working with them as partners to turn this into reality.”