Reducing Carbon Footprint

South Caernarfon Creameries has invested £600,000 in its transport fleet

South Caernarfon Creameries has invested £600,000 in four new state of the art trucks which are also kinder to the environment. DAF trucks have replaced older models in the 13-vehicle fleet which operate seven days a week all year round. The new trucks comprise three DAF CF 450 8x2 rigids and a CF 480 6x2 tractor-trailer unit and have lower carbon emissions which will help SCC reduce its carbon footprint. They arrived just in time for the spring when milk production levels are at their highest.

The 32-ton eight wheelers are fitted with tanks supplied by Sayers with reload trailers by Crossland tankers, enabling each one to carry more than 19,000 litres of milk daily from SCC’s 134 member farms stretching across North and Mid Wales. The milk collection run covers an average 60,000 miles a year, one thousand miles a week

SCC has partnered with DAF previously and have been very pleased with the service and the tankers have been reliable, strong and robust. Dylan Owen, Transport Manager said “The DAF tankers have undergone a design transformation in recent years. One of the big attractions to us of these latest DAF CF 450 models was their exceptional maneuverability in small spaces. That’s hugely important to an operation like ours when you think of the type of roads our drivers travel on. You’re talking narrow rural lanes, rough terrain and compact muddy farmyards. We need vehicles which can negotiate these specialised conditions and the DAFs provide what we want.”

The carbon emissions of the new DAF trucks guarantee lower carbon emissions, seven per cent less than the older models because they have the very latest engines which adhere to the stringent, highest standard, government backed Euro 6 engines emissions guidelines. They are also fitted with Adblue systems, which involve spraying emissions with a liquid solution of which transforms nitrogen oxides emissions into harmless substances.

The gleaming trucks are known in the industry for the outstanding comfort of their driver cabs and were bought through North Wales DAF dealer MOTUS Commercials in Wrexham who have proven to have very good after service.

Dylan said: “We have our own maintenance depot with a team of able mechanics on site to undertake general maintenance and repairs, but if unforeseen problems arise it’s good to know we can always turn to the guys at MOTUS or Holyhead Trucks to help us resolve any issues, engineering or otherwise.”

The investment continues a decade of expansion and improvements for SCC, Wales’s oldest dairy farming co-operative