New Vehicles Get Featherstone Firm Going Green

Route One, the Featherstone based construction and civil engineering business, is revolutionising its fleet of company cars and vans as it aims to reduce its carbon footprint.

The firm have announced plans to replace its fleet of vehicles with Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) in the first phase of its efforts to transform its energy output.

Now in its tenth year, the business, which operates in the construction and highways sector across the UK, is to introduce six new transit vans with the aim of replacing the rest of its company cars and vans to more economical models by the end of August.

The move is part of Route One’s company-wide efforts to ensure that they are operating in ways that are as environmentally-friendly as possible, with the associated cost savings that come with it.

To this end, the company has appointed a Lean Champion, Operations Manager Rob Thomas, who is charged with ensuring that the business is operating in ways that reduce Route One’s carbon footprint.

Rob, who has also overseen the implementation of a new tracker system for their fleet, commented:

“Not only are the PHEV’s reducing Route One’s Carbon Footprint, they also offer substantial savings both to the company and the driver in the form of reduced company car tax.“

“The staff have been fully involved with the choice of colours and specification of the vehicles. Having driven them for three months they are proving to be a popular choice.“