BHL places record order for FAW trucks

BHL places record order for FAW trucks

FAW has received what it describes as a “record order” for 150 vehicles from transport company BHL in Zambia. The FAW vehicle in question is the latest J5N 28.2380FT 6×4. The order was made up of 140 trucks with flat deck superlink combinations and with a tautliner superlink combination.

BHL specialises in the transportation of various commodities with value-added services. Operations extend into Namibia, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and South Africa, with major routes including the copperbelt from Solwezi to Walvis Bay and Solwezi to Kolwezi and Likasi in the DRC. Transporting copper with flat deck superlinks remains core to BHL but the company is constantly expanding its footprint and offering in the SADC region.

Impetus for the large purchase was the long-lasting relationship with FAW, which started in 2012. Other factors included competitive price tags and reliable vehicles with the SABS stamp of approval.

“The 28.380FT has featured as the backbone of our fleet since the initiation of the partnership. Its exceptional fuel consumption is crucial to maintaining our bottom line at BHL. The introduction of the new and improved J5N range in 2019 by FAW cemented the brand as our first choice for any future additions to our fleet. We are grateful and excited to embark on this new journey with our partners, FAW SA,” says Buks van Rensburg, CEO of the BHL Group.

Historically, the J5N 28.2380FT 6×4 has proven to be robust and reliable on the African terrain.
BHL drivers welcome the introduction of the new model as the new cab provides enhanced comfort and visibility for long-haul journeys.

Furthermore, the exceptional fuel consumption and reliability of the FAW vehicles means that BHL and many other businesses are able to provide lower rates to customers, which greatly reduces their overall operational costs. This, in turn, leads to possible expansion and a positive impact on the livelihoods of their employees.

“The BHL Driver Fuel Consumption Incentive rewards drivers for more efficient driving and, with the J5N 28.380FT, we know this will be much easier to accomplish,” notes Van Rensburg.

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