Mobile Mini, a hirer of portable site accommodation and secure storage containers, has invested £1.4 million in eight Scania trucks to improve operational efficiency and customer service.
The eight trucks take the company's fleet to 60 and represent an upgrade to its existing fleet of lorry-mounted loader crane vehicles.
Two of the vehicles are 32T GVW eight-wheelers with FASSI820 cranes and front mounted legs, which will be operated from the branches in London and the Thames Valley.
All new trucks are fitted with the Halo cycle warning system, featuring four ultrasonic sensors to alert drivers to bicycles and pedestrians, an audible and visual turning warning and an in-cab monitor that provides the driver with a 360-degree view.
Additionally, high-intensity LEDs leave a ‘halo’ on the ground to alert cyclists to the truck’s presence in the dark.
All vehicles in the fleet are Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) and Community Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) compliant.
Chris Watcham, health and safety director at Mobile Mini, said: “As a company, we always look for ways to build on our first-class customer service and excellent safety record, enabling us to be more efficient and serve our customers better. These new trucks allow easy access to otherwise difficult sites, as well as for more accurate placement with improved lifting capability.
“The additional safety features will not only ensure driver safety, but that of other road users and those on delivery sites.”