Mark Lane

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Upgraded vehicle fleet promises Black Sheep Brewery savings

The Black Sheep Brewery has upgraded its fleet of vehicles to offer fuel and cost efficiency savings of up to 50%.

The Masham-based brewer has replaced three older vehicles with new models as part of a deal with Volvo Crossroads Bus and Truck Depot in Boroughbridge.

As well as providing more efficient motoring, with miles per gallon increases of up to 50%, the repair and maintenance agreements with Crossroads will further reduce long-term running costs of the vehicles, which are part of Black Sheep’s eight-strong fleet.

The Volvo vehicles are two Classic FH-500 6x2 44-tonne GCW tractor units and an FL-240 18 tonne 4x2 GVW rigid dra.

Crossroads will also conduct trailer maintenance for the Black Sheep fleet, which conducts deliveries to pubs and other breweries.

Four rigid trucks have also been replaced with Transit vans, to carry out local deliveries to licences trade and other retailers.

Alan Dunn, production director at the Black Sheep Brewery, said: “Many of our deliveries are timed. Therefore, reliability and vehicle uptime are of paramount importance to Black Sheep Brewery.

“We are always developing new markets and extending our range of products so we need a modern, reliable fleet to ensure delivery schedules are adhered to.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Mark Lane .

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