Bournes have been adding to their fleet again with the purchase of three more brand new trucks, one in each size – Big, Medium and Small!
All three are DAF trucks fitted with Abel demountable systems to match the existing fleet. This type of system enables Bournes standard removal bodies to be interchangeable with each other allowing its vehicles to take its or any other parties ISO containers. Bournes regularly swaps bodies with other agents within the UniGroup UTS network rather than transhipping, reducing the potential of damage and allowing better vehicle utilisation throughout the continent.
- The DAF 85 is a three-sleeper draw bar intended to service Bournes’ European customers (its first trip was to Warsaw and it’s been out in Europe pretty much the whole of July).
- The DAF 55 is a crew cab accommodating up to six crew to service an increasing amount of import and export business. It’s also fitted with a demountable system allowing increased loading/unloading at residence, again reducing handling.
- The DAF 45 is updated to 12 tonne and can also carry six crew members. This vehicle is specially designed for export moves with tight access as it’s fitted with a demountable system for ISO containers and also a new three-pallet body which can be interchanged with any of Bournes’ other vehicles.
All three vehicles are supplied by Channel Commercials with new container bodies built by Abel and have tuck-away tail lifts and extra clean EEV engines with emission values even lower than the stringent Euro 5 standards.
Bournes aims to continue expanding and renewing its fleet over the coming years with the aim of running a fleet identical to the above for the European service and international packing in city locations.