Logistics giant XPO is rolling out 160 new rigid vehicles in its UK shared user network over the next four months.

The new vehicles will be based in XPO’s nine core shared user sites across the UK, servicing the shared user pallet network, the after-sales and retail service, and the two-person B2B network.

XPO Logistics also services through-the-night automotive and retail customers from the network, and provides last-mile delivery solutions specialising in serving the technical and catering/vending spaces.

The new vehicles come with more fuel efficient engines, with early trials indicating a 10% reduction in fuel consumption compared to the vehicles they are replacing.

The vehicles are also fitted with a range of technologies to assist drivers and improve road safety.

These include:

• All-around cameras to assist drivers when changing directions or manoeuvring.

• PIR LED lighting in the vehicles’ goods area to improve safety for drivers and crews working in low-light conditions.

• Audible warnings when vehicles turn or reverse to alert other motorists and pedestrians.

• Full closure tail lifts with all-around safety barriers to provide a large working platform that protects drivers and crews from falls and the safety of nearby individuals.

• Driver welfare cameras to support driver safety whilst driving.

Dan Myers, XPO UK and Ireland MD, said: “We’re constantly evaluating the latest technologies and developments to ensure that our customers benefit from the most efficient, safe, and sustainable distribution possible.

”At the same time, we want to further the safety and welfare of our drivers, crews, and members of the public.”