Mobile Mini has taken delivery of five new delivery vehicles after investing more than £2.5 million in its fleet to increase operational efficiency and customer service.
The north east-based hirer of portable site accommodation and storage containers says the new vehicles, which bring Mobile Mini’s fleet to a total of 62 ranging from 31 to 82 tonnes per metre, represent a significant upgrade to its existing fleet of lorry-mounted loader crane vehicles.
All trucks are new generation Scania 8-wheelers with FASSI F820ra.2.26xhe-dynamic with FASSI FSC-SII stability control system and will be used throughout the UK from Mobile Mini’s 15 branches.
The company says the cranes will enable easier positioning of units in heavily built-up areas, while improved lifting capacity makes double and triple stacking units easier and safer.
Andy Cowell, national transport manager at Mobile Mini, said: “This is a small part of our continual investment as a company, as well as in our transport model, that helps us to build on our strong reputation for service and safety excellence.
“Making regular improvements to our fleet is important to keep pace with customer and legislative demand and we are already looking ahead as far as 2022, especially when it comes to legislation surrounding inner city deliveries that require higher safety and emissions specifications.
“By adding larger cranes, we are able to take more control over our full-circle operations and look after the full process rather than contracting external suppliers, meaning the customer is always guaranteed Mobile Mini service standards.”
The trucks have been fitted with additional features including low-level door windows for improved visibility of vulnerable road users and a Brigade HALO system, featuring sensors to alert drivers to bicycles and pedestrians, an audible and visual warning and an in-cab monitor that provides the driver with a 360-degree view.
Additionally, the 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) compliant.