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AKP 'driving change for environment'

10 December 2012

Potato marketer, Arundel Kerr Produce, have not only used the latest in environmentally-friendly technology for their newly opened cold stores, but have gone a step further by improving their environmental practices across all areas of the business

Their latest acquisitions are testament to this; AKP’s carbon footprint is set to decrease, having recently taken delivery of six new Mercedes Actros units, which are renowned for their fuel efficiency.

In addition to the well-publicised fuel economy of the vehicles, an influencing factor in the change to an all-Mercedes fleet was the excellent dealer back-up provided by Northside trucks. As part of the package, Northside have provided an in-house driver trainer to deliver vehicle familiarisation training alongside fuel efficiency and defensive driving techniques. The new model Actros units also come complete with Mercedes’ on-board Fleetboard system, which will further enable AKP drivers to monitor their driving style and progress on a day-by-day basis.

AKP is committed to investing in training and has ensured all of their drivers have completed the government-supported Driving Goods Vehicles Level 2 qualification in conjunction with T-I-R Training Services Ltd of Beverley. Over a three-month period, the drivers completed a number of graded modules covering pre-vehicle checks, load safety and security and customer service.

In addition, a number of practical on-the-job assessments on coupling and uncoupling, manouvering in restricted spaces and general driving was required.
The new units mark the completion of AKP’s 2012 vehicle replacement programme, which also includes three new SDC Tautliners delivered in January.


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