Linfox makes significant investment in UD Trucks fleet

Linfox Logistics Australia and New Zealand has invested in a fleet of more than 90 UD Trucks Quon CD 25 360 vehicles for its bespoke beverage logistics brand, BevChain.

The fleet investment demonstrates Linfox’s long-term commitment to operating the newest, safest and most environmentally friendly fleet on the road.

The Quon features a host of advanced safety features including the Traffic Eye Brake System, electronic braking systems, UD Stability Control, and Lane Departure Warning as well pPNLT exhaust emissions standard, which is comparable to Euro 6.

Linfox Executive Chairman, Peter Fox said, “An efficient, safe and modern fleet ensures the reliability of our customers’ supply chains.”

“We regularly review and upgrade our fleet to take advantage of new technology for the benefit of our customers, our drivers and the people we share the roads with every day.”

Linfox worked closely with UD Trucks to source a fleet that met the specific needs of BevChain’s customers.

“BevChain rely on a range of vehicles from heavy rigids, trailers and flatbed trucks to transport beverage products to various delivery points including pubs, bottle shops and customer distribution centres.

“The distinctively-branded vehicles will operate on behalf of Linfox’s BevChain customers in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.”

Linfox’s own FoxTrax safety technology will also be installed, which features a driver pre-trip inspection including fitness for duty, safe load constraint and vehicle condition checklists as well as electronic driver fatigue management.

Chairman of UD Trucks, Joachim Rosenberg said: “Our relationship with Linfox spans many countries throughout Oceania and Asia and we are very proud to celebrate such an important partnership for UD Trucks in Australia.”

“We are committed to supporting Linfox’s commitment to safety, sustainability and efficiency, together.”

President and CEO Volvo Group Australia Martin Merrick was also on hand to champion the strong relationship that Volvo Group Australia has developed with Linfox over the past three decades, “Partnerships are always stronger and easier when your values are closely aligned. Linfox and UD Trucks share the same values of safety and environmental care, as well as dependability.”