Wolseley UK’s infrastructure business have invested in a range of 28 new delivery vehicles to ensure they continue to meet the growing requirements of their customers.
“It’s a massive investment and commitment to our overall plans in Infrastructure,” says Keith Dorling, our Infrastructure MD, “The 28 new trucks range from 26 tonne vehicles with specialist lifting equipment, to transit vans,” he adds.
FORS silver specification
The new vehicles have been deployed across our Infrastructure business and are now out and about, delivering from the north of Scotland down to the south coast of the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.
All of the new vehicles all meet FORS silver specification* and have additional safety features that include:
- Audible left turn indicators for pedestrians and cyclists
- Driver access to vehicle bed using dedicated vehicle steps at rear
- Driver side protection when working from the bed of the vehicle
- Vehicle under run bars
- 360-degree camera system
- Class V1 mirrors
- Additional anchor points for improved load security
- Remote controlled lorry loader operations with latest HIAB load release features.
Reducing environmental impact
In addition to helping us to be safe out on the road, it means we’re operating our fleet in a way which helps respect our environment, too.
“We’ve ensured that our fleet meets the highest environmental standards in regard to vehicle emissions. Our new vehicles have the latest Euro V1 engines that can operate in any Ultra Low Emission Zone across the UK,” says Infrastructure National Logistics Manager, Dave Crompton.
The fleet is also fitted with sophisticated telemetry systems to enable us to monitor vehicle and driver performance – this can help us improve driving styles, which in turn will bring important safety, fuel efficiency and emission reduction benefits.
All of this is helping us to grow our business, but most importantly, to meet the growing requirements of our customers.
“Most large-scale construction projects demand FORS accreditation,” Dave said, “And the safety of our drivers and other road users is a priority.”
Look out for our vehicles on the road and in your branch now.