Copart UK, the salvage company and online vehicle remarketing specialists working with 21 of the UK’s top 25 insurers, today announces a major expansion of its transporter fleet to meet growing demand.
The business, which moves more than 30,000 vehicles per month and has the largest UK market share in the sector, is investing in 150 new DAF and Volvo specialist multi-car transporters, which will all be on the road by next year.
The new vehicles, which will both expand Copart’s existing fleet, and replace older vehicles with more efficient models, brings their total fleet to over 250, supporting the future growth of their industry-leading vehicle collection service. The new transporters are being built to Copart standards by specialist transporter builders Belle Trailers, and will all be on the road by 2021.
Copart are continuing to work closely with Belle during production, developing many new features to improve operational efficiency, safety and environmental impact. The transporters will be fitted with the latest camera technology to safeguard Copart drivers and other road users, and will comply with Direct Vision Standard legislation, which comes into effect in Greater London from October 2020.
The addition of a new rear ramp will enhance the safe loading of customer vehicles, and the latest telematics will deliver greater fleet efficiency, further improving business performance and minimising fuel consumption and environmental impact.
Phil Briggs, Copart UK’s director of operations centres, transport and engineering said that they would also be exploring alternative fuel options as they continue to expand their fleet in the future.
Adrian Parker, Managing Director at Belle Trailers, described the order for 150 transporters as “unprecedented in the industry”.