Mitchells (of Mansfield) has taken delivery of four new Renault T Range 26-tonne delivery vehicles, all fitted with the latest HALO pedestrian safety systems.
MD Richard Montgomery says the company is also investigating its decarbonisation strategy. “By the end of the year we hope to have invested in our first electric HGV.”
He says the company is in talks with its local Renault dealer. “An electric HGV is a perfect solution for us as our 40 delivery vehicles travel an average of 75 miles a day and all return to base in an evening. The biggest battle for all hauliers will be cost, with an average electric truck costing three to four times that of a diesel.”
Mitchells is also pushing efficiencies through technology. “We are further developing our IT and our ways of communicating with customers,” he says. “We want to increase growth steadily this year so that we can ensure that the use of vehicles is commercially and operationally sustainable.”