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30 March 2013 | Adam Leach
Logistics firm FedEx got into the Easter spirit by transporting 101 giant eggs around the UK in new, more fuel-efficient, lorries.
As the official carrier for Big Egg Hunt 2013, which is being run by Action for Children, the firm delivered the eggs to five UK cities – Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Manchester. The giant eggs, which have been designed by artists including Sam Taylor-Johnson and Michael Petry, are placed in streets in the cities as part of a competition that raises money for charity.
For the job, FedEx used its new fleet of double-decker lorries which, due to their extra capacity, deliver cost and carbon benefits when fully loaded. Overall, the trucks will transport the eggs 2,500 miles. FedEx recently purchased 30 of the vehicles.
Mark Shaw, a driver at FedEx, said: “The new double-decker articulated vehicles are the perfect fit for the job. They have an internal length moving deck, allowing it to be lowered and raised so both levels can be filled, helping reduce mileage and fuel used. With cargo of this kind, we need to ensure the content is expertly packed so that even delicate or fragile goods can be transported safely.”