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Oakland International thinks electric

[ January 24, 2022   //   ]

Retail logistics operator Oakland International says it plans to bring its fleet to over 100 prime movers to cope with a doubling of business in 2021.

It is also investing in electric and sustainable technologies including Ecodrive multi-compartment trailers with tail lifts fitted to a number and satellite controlled with monitored temperature recordings. It has also purchased a further 25 trailers and invested in 20 new tractor units.

Distribution director Martin Pearson commented: “We have all faced significant changes and challenges due to Covid, but with challenge and change also comes opportunity. Oakland adds that electric trailer trials in August with Gray & Adams and carrier Transicold went exceptionally well, with the technology proving itself the way forward, and in line with Oakland’s carbon reduction goals, which will eventually eliminate reliance on diesel.

The newest addition to the liveried fleet includes trailers branded with Molly Olly’s Wishes, a charity which supports children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.