Latest News | 27 April 2021

Ward invests millions in green upgrade to vehicle fleet

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Metal and waste recycling specialist Ward Recycling has invested more than £2 million to improve the energy efficiency and safety across its 120-strong vehicle fleet.

The Derbyshire firm has invested in 21 new materials handling vehicles, including of roll on/offs, skip and tipper lorries, articulated lorries and numerous trailers.

The new additions also include four eight wheelers, designed specifically for Ward Special projects, to support demolition and construction contractors nationwide.

The new vehicles have various green features to reduce energy consumption.

This includes higher wind deflectors to ensure the vehicles are as streamlined and aerodynamic as possible, technology to offer active feedback to improve driver behaviour and all engines are the latest Euro 6 specification.

For safety, all are fitted with live 360-degree cameras and cycle safe systems.

Operations director Donald Ward said: “This is another significant investment and commitment to our ongoing sustainability strategy.

“We continually review our fleet, moving out older vehicles and bringing in more efficient replacements.

“All these new vehicles have been specifically chosen for fuel economy and safety.

“We’ve been reviewing miles per gallon achieved by our fleet and each new vehicle has been specified to be as energy efficient as possible, in line with our green motoring policy as part of our sustainability road map to 2030.”

The investment comes after Ward achieved silver accreditation as part of the voluntary code of practice the Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme.

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