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Achieving the Greenest Fleet on the Street

Copart is delighted to receive delivery of brand-new DAF 3-car transporters, strengthening its operational capabilities and supporting its Plan-Net-Zero sustainability strategy to achieve the ‘Greenest Fleet on the Street’. 

 

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With the UK’s largest salvage transport fleet, sustainability is a focal point of its future strategy. In line with the rest of our 250-strong transport fleet, these 16-tonne 3-car transporters are Euro VI and DVS (Direct Vision Standard) compliant.  

A total of 20 new 3-car transporters are due to be distributed across Copart’s nationwide Operation Centres over the next few months.   

As well as enhancing efficiency and significantly lowering fuel consumption and emissions, this investment will further strengthen the company’s operational capabilities by enabling the company’s drivers to successfully tackle more challenging vehicle collections.  

Being smaller and more manoeuvrable than Copart’s larger multi-car transporters, 3-car transporters provide easier access to collections within inner-city and rural areas where there are often HGV limitations or restrictions in place.

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Phil Briggs

Phil Briggs, Director of Operation Centres, Transport & Engineering, said: 

“Collections with restricted access would have previously made us reliant on using a subhauler, which would have resulted in higher costs for our customers. 

By investing into more 3-car transporters for our fleet means our drivers can easily handle this type of collection, putting Copart in control of costs and enabling us to maintain a high standard of customer service.” 

In addition, the visibility of a Copart owned and branded vehicle with a uniformed driver provides consistency and familiarity for its customers and helps strengthen its reputation within the communities we work in.  

This investment into Copart’s fleet also supports its ongoing investment in the personal development of the company’s teammates as part of its Driver Academy Programme.  

Copart launched its Driver Academy in January 2022, in partnership with HGVC, the leading provider of commercial licence acquisition training courses in the UK, to secure the future supply of highly skilled Copart drivers. 

With this programme, the company aim to deliver 100 new fully trained drivers in the first year as part of its wider expansion plans to continually enhance its vehicle collection and delivery capabilities across the UK. 

As part of their induction period, Copart’s Driver Academy recruits can gain essential experience and build their confidence using these smaller 3-car transporters before progressing on to the company’s larger 26-tonne multi-car transporters. 

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Jane Pocock

Jane Pocock, CEO – Copart U.K & Ireland, said: 

“It’s fantastic to see these new 3-car transporters arriving at our Operation Centres as part of our ongoing fleet replacement and expansion programme, supporting our Plan-Net-Zero commitment to providing Euro VI compliancy across our full 250-strong transporter fleet. 

The expansion and diversification of our transport fleet, combined with the strategic and unrivalled positioning of our sites across the country, means that we can collect and handle our customers’ vehicles quickly, efficiently, and with minimal environmental impact.”

Discover more about Greenest Fleet on the Street and Copart’s other sustainability programmes.

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Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

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