Whistl update van fleet in £3m deal

WhistlWhistl are looking to increase efficiency in their postal business by replacing its current fleet of vans with 104 Mercedes Sprinter and Vitos vans in a £3 million deal with Zenith that will reduce fleet costs by around 25%.

The new vans have been fitted with the Isotrak, tracking system that is currently used in Whistl’s HGV fleet. The company has found that investment in the tracking system has improved the MPG of its fleet as well as improving the quality of service to customers through better visibility of collection and deliveries. It is also used by its Operations team to track arrivals of vehicles into depots which helps with the processing of mail.

We don’t hear of many marketplace sellers using Whistl to collect their mail. Are you a Whistl user or have you considered them as an alternative to Royal Mail for collections? (Obviously Royal Mail would still generally perform the last mile deliveries to your customers.)