Yodel has taken on 80 lightweight, robust trailers from Schmitz Cargobull in a move to make more sustainable deliveries.

The parcel courier has taken delivery of the S.BO Pace trailers after calculations suggested it could reduce annual fuel costs and make 1,464kg in CO2 savings per trailer.

“We were hugely impressed with the scale of the potential savings presented by the UK team at Schmitz Cargobull, which align closely with the sustainability goals of our business,” said

Pasqualino Vaccarella, Yodel’s regional compliance manager.

“With the lighter weight of the S.BO Pace trailer compared to some of its competitors, we expect to see some tangible benefits in the first year of operation, including substantial improvements in fuel economy across the fleet.”

The trailers will operate the length and breadth of England, Scotland and Wales, covering all of Yodel’s service centres as well as its three national sortation hubs.

Designed for courier express parcel services transport, Schmitz said the S.BO Pace offered a weight saving of up to 700kg over traditional dry-freight trailer designs, due to its lightweight, polypropylene honeycomb-shaped core panels.

These increase payload capability and offer a significant reduction in fuel costs and CO2 emissions over the lifecycle of the trailer.