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Investing in safer, more efficient deliveries

Glassolutions’ commercial sealed unit customers are amongst the first to benefit from the company’s £600,000 investment in a new FORS registered Crossrail standard vehicle fleet which makes site deliveries safer and more efficient.

Five new liveried trucks have been commissioned by Glassolutions Peterborough which gives even greater flexibility to accommodate the wide variety of site access situations. And with vehicles featuring mounted forklifts, these new trucks eliminate the need for customers to hire a forklift on site. Ranging from the small 7.5 tonne truck to 26 tonnes in size, the open-backed vehicles facilitate easy deliveries on site, plus drop sides to enable forklift access.

These new vehicles are operated by Glassolutions’ personnel exclusively out of the Peterborough factory, which is centrally located for deliveries anywhere in the country. Fitted to the Crossrail safety standard, they comply with the FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Bronze standard and are integral to the company’s move towards the enhanced Silver accreditation.

This scheme is vital to make fleet operations safer, more fuel efficient, more economical and cutting vehicle emissions in the process. In practice this means all the vehicles operating out of the Glassolutions Peterborough factory are fitted with audible warning systems to warn cyclists and pedestrians of manoeuvres, as well as cameras to allow drivers to spot risks before incidents could occur.

Ian Croft, operations manager at Glassolutions Peterborough says: “In commissioning these new vehicles we listened carefully to customer feedback to see how we could make changes to the specification and design to suit the multitude of site arrangements that we experience daily. But we also wanted to ensure we keep improving efficiency and safety along the way – hence why we’ve invested in amongst the best vehicles available in our sector.”

Commercial glazing customers of Glassolutions Peterborough are based right across the UK and every project requires loads in different sizes and quantities of glass. That is why flexibility in the vehicle fleet is so important to cope with between 15 and 50 drops every day, including Saturdays where required.

Find out more about Glassolutions Peterborough vehicles and deliveries by emailing Ian Croft.

 

09/22/2015 - 11:45
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