Bibby Distribution has introduced a number of enhancements to get its milk collection fleet ready for winter.
The company's engineers have incorporated a variety of features on to the vehicles to increase driver comfort, safety and efficiency to ensure another winter of successful collections in Scotland, Wales and north west England.
Vaughan Pendergest, business unit director at Bibby Distribution, said: “The milk collection fleet faces the toughest challenges of all our assets.
"By definition, drivers have to travel on rural roads that will be the most impacted by snow, ice and rain, so we’ve worked closely with them to ensure we give them exactly the support they need."
The fleet's enhancements include high level rear lights to aid visibility during roadside collections in country lanes during darkness and periods of reduced visibility, heat lamps installed in the cargo pump cabinets to prevent freezing and angled cabinet doors to provide shelter against the elements for driver and equipment alike.
Each tanker is also equipped with a winter pack consisting of salt trays between the rear axles which can each carry a 25kg bad of rock salt, plus a quick release snow shovel.
Every driver has also been issued with a winter driver bulletin packed full of advice and tips designed to maximise safety when out on the road.
The inclusion of full fleet telematics has enabled Bibby Distribution to provide tailored training for drivers to further increase their safety and efficiency.