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    TNT Express to recognise top European drivers

    Fleet Operations Sustainability
    5 October 2011 - TNT Express' best drivers from 13 countries will compete tomorrow at La Ferté-Gaucher race track in France during the European finals of the "Drive Me Challenge".

    Yet speed isn’t what matters most. The competition will test drivers in their ability to combine customer service, safety and fuel efficiency. Participants will drive Peugeot Boxer L2H2 vans around a course that recreates real world tasks, such as collecting and delivering multiple parcels under tight deadlines.

    Geoff Gittings, from TNT Express Services UK & Ireland, is returning for a third year.
    He said: "We are not being asked to do anything different to what we do day in, day out whether you’re a driver, forklift truck operator or a loading bay officer. There might be added pressure because we are being judged, but there really is nothing to lose."

    Over the last four years, the "Drive Me Challenge" has made TNT drivers more aware of their role in cutting fuel costs and pleasing customers.

    Geoff, who progressed to the Drive Me Challenge Final after winning the UK Operational Excellence Competition last month, explained: "The Drive Me challenge makes you aware of things you might not notice during your normal everyday duties and it enables me to concentrate on the weaker parts of my driving."

    Good driving practices make a huge difference. The winner of the 2010 European edition, a Dutchman, used 53% less fuel than the lowest ranked contender.

    TNT Express opens new head office

    Sustainability TNT Centre
    29 September 2011 - TNT Express today officially opens its new head office in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands.  Designed by architects Paul de Ruiter and Odette Ex, the "TNT Centre" is the first office building in the Netherlands to comply with future EU regulations (2020) on energy-neutral buildings. It actually produces more power than it consumes. The six-storey building was developed between 2007 and 2011 by a consortium of Triodos Bank, OVG Real Estate and TNT, using sustainable lighting, ventilation and construction techniques. TNT Express’ head office is located just 10 minutes from Amsterdam’s international Schiphol airport. It is also close to the company’s main European road and air hubs in the Netherlands and Belgium.

    TNT Express starts electric shuttle service

    Fleet TNT Centre Sustainability
    21 July 2011 - The head office of TNT Express has introduced an electric van shuttle service powered by the energy produced by its own building. TNT’s new Fiat Scudo will transport customers and employees between Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and the company’s head office in Hoofddorp, a distance of 6 miles (10 km). The van will make about 8 round trips a day. The electric Fiat Scudo can transport 7 passengers on distances up to 81 miles (130 km), with a top speed of 100 km/h. The first customers who used the service said they appreciated the van’s comfort and the ability to make a quiet phone call. TNT drivers said the Scudo was very pleasant to drive. The charging station is located in the company’s underground parking lot.

    TNT Express delivers with electric vehicle in the centre of The Hague

    Fleet Sustainability

    5 April 2011 - TNT Express Benelux operates an electric vehicle of the type COMS for transporting consignments within the heart of The Hague since March 30. The use of the COMS vehicle is part of a test which was launched by TNT Express Benelux and the Louwman Group. The COMS is allowed to use the bike lanes in the Netherlands, making its deployment more versatile. It has a payload of 100kg, achieves a maximum speed of 45 km / h and has a reach of about 50 kilometers. The Louwman Group is one of the largest and most respected automotive groups in the Netherlands and is also active in Sweden and Denmark.

    Droplet shaped trailers increase fuel efficiency with up to 12 percent

    Fleet Sustainability

    18 March 2011 – TNT Express has ordered another five fuel-saving Cheetah Fastbacks trailers from Cartwright Group, in addition to the two bought in 2010. Tests by TNT Express over the recent months showed that the aerodynamic design of the Fastbacks helps cut fuel costs by up to 12 percent. The new trailers will mainly be used between Arnhem and Switzerland as well as on the route Vienna-Milan-Northampton.

    TNT Express adds electric vehicles to China fleet

    Fleet Sustainability

    17 March 2011 – TNT Express is adding four electric vehicles to its fleet in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou. The vans were designed and manufactured locally by Zotye Auto. They come equipped with a quick charge technology that allows to refill the electric battery in less than two hours. Each van can run up to 120 kilometres on a full charge and has a maximum load of 300 kg. China plans to put more than a million electric vehicles onto the road each year. Hangzhou is one of the 25 Chinese cities chosen to pilot energy-saving vehicles. TNT Express introduced five electric vehicles into its Shanghai fleet in September 2010.

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