Australian express freight company Border Express has expanded its fleet with 78 new Fuso trucks.
The investment is part of a $13m Pick Up And Delivery (PUD) fleet upgrade and includes 60 Shogun heavy duty trucks, three medium duty Fighters and 15 small Canters.
Border Express is also purchasing a fleet of electric forklifts for its newly constructed Wetherill Park facility in New South Wales.
This is part of a plan to transition away from liquefied petroleum gas handling equipment over the coming years.
The company says the main selection criteria for the new trucks was the best available driver safety, reliability and low emissions.
Mark Luff, Border Express executive director Transformation, says: “Environmental advocacy is also important to us, so the Euro 6 emission ratings of most of the selected units, as well as the low fuel consumption across all models was something that gave Fuso another advantage.
“We also considered Fuso’s reputation for producing high-quality, reliable vehicles.”
Daimler Truck Australia Pacific president and CEO Daniel Whitehead attended a handover of three Fuso trucks with Mark Luff and Border Express executive chairman, Tom Vukovic, at its Tullamarine depot recently.
Whitehead says he is happy that Border Express has chosen Fuso trucks for its fleet upgrade.
“We are excited to partner with Border Express as it invests significantly to serve its customers by introducing the safest and most reliable trucks with high levels of driver comfort and low emissions.
“It is great to see companies such as Border Express leading the way by choosing the most advanced trucks and equipment.”