Truck and Track Autumn 2023

Truck and Track Autumn 2023 8 BUSINESS NEWS TRUCK & TRAILER SOLUTIONS WELCOME TOALLPORTS GROUP With fleet investment and future-proofing its business top of HPL’s (Humber Ports Logistics) agenda, the company is delighted to have taken delivery of the first six out of an order of 25 13-litre Volvo FH 460 XL trucks. Purchased through Crossroads Truck & Bus Ltd, the new trucks are the embodiment of comfort, reliability, and flexibility. Commenting on the investment, HPL’s director, Jamie Benton, says: “Bringing together style and substance, our decision to invest significantly in the FH 460s was based on the vehicle’s reputation for driver safety and wellbeing, dependability and, of course, offering good value for money.” The arrival of the first instalment of the order sees HPL’s existing fleet boosted to 75, split evenly between the company’s Immingham and Hull depots. The other 19 trucks are due for delivery, staggered over the next three months. Jamie continues: “Perfect for use on short, medium and longhaul routes, the new trucks go above and beyond when it comes to driver comfort; whilst also importantly ticking all the boxes to meet our sustainability and fuel consumption goals. “And the outstanding service received from Crossroads Truck & Bus makes our decision to sign on the dotted line and undertake such a significant investment much easier. We know their team has our back; their ongoing support is just a phone call away.” Crossroads Truck & Bus Area Sales Manager Adam North adds: “We have a special business relationship with HPL, and I would like to thank them once again for their confidence in Crossroads Volvo and the latest 13Ltr FH 460 I-Save engine. We’ve been working with Jamie and the team for over ten years. With attention to detail and first-class customer service rooted in the DNA that runs through both companies, we understand what HPL expects from its truck provider, and we consistently pull out all the stops to ensure that what we deliver fully meets the original brief.” HPL Progresses Fleet Investment Programme First Six of 25 New Volvo FH 460 Trucks Arrive at Immingham bp launched its new digital payments solution for fleets - bp InTruck Connect - in collaboration with Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK. The bp InTruck Connect app is designed to make fleet managers’ lives easier. The app automatically provides accurate information on fuel purchases, mileage and other data to fleet managers, reducing the risk of discrepancies and removing the need for drivers to enter mileage themselves. It also connects bp fuel cards with truck data, which enhances fuelling security by identifying any fuel volume discrepancies by analyzing fuel dispensed via pump vs fuel that went into the truck tank. Based on successful trials with leading OEMs such as Mercedes-Benz Trucks UK, the app is easy to install in trucks’ existing infotainment systems, and does not require any additional, expensive hardware. It’s also very flexible, with fleet managers able to decide at any time how many vehicles they want to register for the app, and they can reduce or increase that number whenever they need to. bp InTruck Connect also makes life easier for drivers. When they need to refuel their truck, they simply confirm the fuelling site through the app, unlock the pump and refuel. They don’t need to leave their vehicle unattended at any point, and the app logs the transaction and pays for the fuel itself. bp InTruck Connect brings greater security and transparency to the refuelling process for fleet managers and drivers. Alexandru Eftimiu, VP Fleet Europe at bp, commented: “We are providing innovative, digital-first ‎solutions to make our customers’ lives easier. bp InTruck Connect simplifies the refuelling process and makes it efficient and easy for both drivers and managers, saving time and giving them greater clarity over their fuel purchases.” Mercedes-Benz Trucks Sales Director Stuart Jeggo added: “The bp InTruck Connect App will make a genuine contribution to reducing time and hassle for busy drivers and fleet managers – but it’s just one of many ways operators can make use of the systems already installed in their Mercedes-Benz trucks, to streamline many of the day-to-day processes involved in keeping their businesses working efficiently.” bp InTruck Connect digital payments solution launched with leading truck OEMs Adrian Brabazon, Head of UK Fleet Solutions at bp, and Stuart Jeggo, Mercedes-Benz Trucks Sales Director, at the Road Transport Expo