HOYER Group makes major investment to modernise its fleet

HOYER GroupIn the context of the biggest replacement investment in the company’s history, the HOYER Group has taken delivery of more than 500 new trucks throughout Europe, for which it has invested around 42.7 million Euro, to transport mineral oil, chemical products and gases. The trucks have innovative technologies that more than fulfil the legal requirements relating to safety and offer added value with regard to economic efficiency and environmental protection.

The HOYER Group ordered the majority of the trucks to supply mineral oil in Great Britain whilst commissioning the latest generation of trucks from Volvo for supplies to service stations in Germany. The first units have already been delivered, and the entire fleet will be gradually replaced by the end of 2020.

According to Rudolf Schumacher, Fleet Manager of the HOYER Group in Dormagen, Germany: “The safety of our drivers and of other road users has top priority. We transport highly sensitive goods every day and consider it our duty to reduce risks and dangers to the absolute minimum.”

“Thanks to our fleet’s innovative safety equipment, we more than satisfy the legal requirements and set standards in the sector. Moreover, we emphasise the continuous instruction and further education of our personnel. We regularly and intensively train our drivers on the topic of safety in the framework of classroom training sessions and online training courses.”

The trucks are fitted with new-generation Euro-6 engines that offer added value regarding economic efficiency and sustainability, meaning that after the modernisation is complete, 98 per cent of the HOYER Group fleet of more than 2,200 trucks will be equipped with these low-pollution engines.

Four of the new truck models will even be operated using an alternative LNG engine. This means the HOYER Group has increased the number of trucks running on liquid natural gas to nine. The first LNG truck was acquired in 2018 and are intended to transport gases and mineral oil. The fact that the service station network for alternative energies has not yet been expanded to cover all areas is currently preventing further procurements.

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