Lime Logistics has committed to buying low versions of the Mercedes-Benz Arocs trucks in the future, because of their improved in-cab visibility and easier entry points for drivers.
The Sittingbourne, West Hythe and Tonbridge operator recently took delivery of one of the first lowered 8x4 Arocs units, which sits six inches lower to the ground.
Transport manager Dave Dixon said: "We’ll definitely be going for the reduced height version from now on.
“The ground clearance is still very good but it’s easier for the drivers to maintain three points of contact when climbing in and out of the cab, while being that bit lower also helps by giving them a better angle for pedestrian and cyclist observation.”
The 3240 truck with ClassicSpace M-cab is fitted with a Freuhauf tipper body, with a 19,500kg payload.
It joins the remaining 28 vehicles on Lime Logistics's fleet, comprised of tippers and tractor units.
The truck was provided by Sparshatts Truck and Van.
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