Automatic vehicles enable logistics provider to employ more female drivers, says DHL
DHL Express in the UAE says it is opting for Ford Transit vans in its fleet as it replaces its existing vehicles.
DHL Express said it received its first-ever batch of Ford Transit vans from National Car Rental (NCR), which is owned by Sanam Rent A Car, which is a subsidiary of Al Tayer Motors this week. Mike Barrett, VP operations, added that the option to use automatic transmissions could enable DHL Express to recruit more women drivers.
“At DHL we are committed to continuous improvement and our Go Green initiatives. Ford Transit vans allows us to do that with their fuel-efficient and safe vehicles equipped with safety aids such as reversing cameras and blind spot eliminators making them ideal for our couriers,” said Barrett. We provide our employees with the best tools possible for their day-to-day work. Since the vehicles also have the convenient option of automatic transmission, we can employ female drivers in greater numbers, helping us to achieve another one of our key objectives to ensuring diversity within the workforce.”
Commenting on the delivery Rizleigh Grand, VP, rental and leasing at NCR added: “Ford Transit vans are part of our wide range of commercial vehicles. These vans can be serviced at any of the Al Tayer Motors Ford service centres in Dubai and the Northern Emirates, as well as at Premier Motors in Abu Dhabi. This reduces vehicle downtime and makes servicing very quick and convenient for our fleet customers. We also provide tailor-made solutions for their individual fleet requirements.”
A common site on roads in Europe, the versatile Ford Transit has been involved in a number of initiatives in the UAE recently including being used as the platform for the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS) Ambulance of the Future programme as well as proving itself as a useful vehicle for SME operations.