Selco adds to sustainable fleet

Selco Builders Warehouse has added an electric dropside vehicle to its fleet as the merchant continues to include cleaner fuel options to its vehicles over the last 12 months.


The vehicle supplied by Guest Truck & Van, with a payload in excess of 1.3 tonnes and range of 145 miles, will be operating from its Birmingham Delivery Hub for a trial period.


Richard Evans, head of transport operations at Selco, said: “This is an extremely important development in our ongoing transition towards operating a fully sustainable commercial fleet.


“Dropside vans make up a large percentage of our fleet so this trial will be crucial to seeking vital information on the suitability of commercial electric vehicles and help determine our route to zero emissions.


“We have been clear about our commitments around sustainability and we are now making swift and sizeable progress in terms of reducing our carbon footprint within the transport fleet.”


This comes a few months after a dozen electrically powered counterbalance forklift trucks were introduced across Selco’s 73-strong branch network, with seven Compressed Natural Gas vehicles currently in operation and three to add later this year.

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