They have joined a fleet of more than 800 vans, the vast majority of which also wear the famous three-pointed star.
Yodel delivers millions of parcels each week to every postcode in the country. Direct replacements for Sprinters that have been stood down, the new vans will each clock-up some 27,000 miles per year.
Yodel’s first Euro 6 vans are powered by advanced 143 hp four-cylinder engines which offer significant rises in both torque and power compared to the previous equivalent model.
Yet thanks to the employment of both Exhaust Gas Recirculation and BlueTEC Selective Catalytic Reduction technologies, they also offer reduced exhaust emissions that easily meet the latest European standards.
The vehicles are additionally fitted with the factory-option Parametric Special Module, a programmable computer interface which allows the customer to set a series of parameters controlling their performance and functions.
Yodel has opted to introduce settings that disable the radio whenever reverse gear is selected; limit reversing speed to 10 mph; switch on the hazard lights whenever a door is opened; and lock the doors automatically whenever a driver moves away from the vehicle or when the van is on the move. Safety has been further enhanced by the addition of optional reversing cameras.
Yodel works with retailers in a wide variety of sectors including fashion, leisure, health and beauty, home and garden, electrical, gifts, publishing, entertainment and industrial components, as well as offering specialist handling for delicate items such as wine and flowers.
The company was formed in 2010 as Home Delivery Network, then rebranded in the same year after it acquired the B2B and B2C operations of DHL Express UK.