AFI-Uplift upgrades its service van fleet

By Maria Hadlow10 January 2011

AFI Operations Director Nick Higgins (left) with Steve Rice of Citroën.

AFI Operations Director Nick Higgins (left) with Steve Rice of Citroën.

As part of a move to further reduce the carbon footprint of its service van fleet, UK rental company AFI-Uplift has bought 22 Citroën Berlingo Enterprise vans and plans to replace the remainder of its existing service van fleet by second quarter 2011.

The 1.6HDi 90hp vans are smaller than AFI's existing vans and will reduce CO2 emissions and improve fuel economy for AFI. All the vans have been supplied by Citroën Coventry.

Nick Higgins, AFI's Operations Director, said, "We have been very pleased with Citroën Dispatch vans. Now, in line with the company's process of continuous improvement, we have specified Berlingo vans for use by our service engineers to provide further environmental and fuel efficiency gains."

As with all AFI's vehicles, the new vans will be fitted with telemetry systems to enable AFI to monitor vehicle and driver performance. The system is designed to provide environmental and safety benefits because it ensures that vehicles are driven within speed limits and economically.

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