Carbon Footprint squeezed with new low emission vans

White Ford Transit Custom with UKDN logo

The carbon footprint at UKDN Waterflow will be significantly reduced with the introduction of new low emission Ford Transit Custom to the fleet.

The national water, wastewater, drainage and infrastructure specialist have set a target as a company to reduce its carbon footprint. It aims to reduce the footprint by 20% by 2017 and these new vehicles will start to make a dent in this target.

John Garlick, UKDN Waterflow’s national Fleet Manager, explains: ‘This is the 5th new Transit Custom to join our fleet in an aggressive programme of reducing our carbon footprint. We’re tactically replacing old large 3.5 ton Transits for new 3.1 tonne low emission new shape Transit Customs.

We’re hoping that the better, lighter vehicles will help to cut fuel economy and emissions by around 20%. It will make a real impact on the main organisational goal to reduce our carbon footprint.”

The new vans also support UKDN Waterflow’s continued commitment to providing the very best health and safety. The vans have the latest safety and technological features including ABS, stability control, front air bags, sat-nav, park sensors, and hands free Bluetooth. And forward facing smart witness cameras support engineers as they ‘Keep Britain Flowing’

UKDN Waterflow’s growing fleet continues to innovatively tackle carbon footprint issues. The addition of next generation 26-tonne Huwer Combination Units -26T with Easy Recycling jet vac unit – already set the new drainage standard within the UK. The new generation of lightweight recycling vehicles are significantly lighter and less complicated than previous systems, but are as as powerful as previous heavier 32-tonne versions. Its advanced recycling systems, however,  mean that it can stay on site longer, and increase productivity, which  is great for UKDN Waterflow’s carbon footprint.

As is the environmentally friendly Fiat 500 for use on projects in and around the congestion zone area in London. The Fiat, with just 95g CO2, meets the needs of the London Rail and Infrastructure project team, is very easy to manoeuvre and park, and of course is free from the Congestion charge. The car has Fiat’s revolutionary new TwinAir engine which downsizes emissions and fuel consumption and a Start & Stop feature which shuts off the engine automatically if you’re held up by traffic, helping to reduce emissions.