HOYER invests over £7 million in truck technology

Platz Volvo Hamburg
Hamburg-based leading logistics company HOYER has invested substantially in its truck fleet with the purchade of 91 new truck units and six chassis from Volvo in the past few months. The total investment volume in the state-of-the-art trucks amounts to around 8 million Euros.

Sixty truck units were ordered for the Chemilog business unit’s German and Polish locations, while the remaining 31 truck units and six chassis are destined for the Petrolog business unit’s business in Norway and the Baltic states. All the Chemilog trucks have full safety equipment going far beyond what the law demands, including adaptive cruise control with collision warning, a lane change assistance system, a driver fatigue warning system and a semitrailer coupling fitted with sensor monitoring. The Petrolog units are also comprehensively kitted out for optimum safety and efficiency.

HOYER’s Procurement Manager, Alexander Radlowsky,said: “We believe it is very important that our drivers feel comfortable in the truck units and can carry out their daily work in the best possible way and above all safely. The Volvo truck units enable this by, among other things, large driver’s cabs and storage spaces, ergonomic seats and beds, and engine-independent air conditioning.”

The newly procured truck units are fitted with Volvo’s latest generation of engines, expected to have a beneficial effect on fuel consumption long-term. The driving instructors in HOYER’s Chemilog business unit will be trained by Volvo to familiarise them with the new truck technology and economical driving styles. The driving instructors will then pass on their knowledge to the other drivers within the company.