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Originally intending to install Cycle-Safe™ exclusively on to vehicles requiring a Safety Permit, Simon Chamberlain, MD of Chamberlain Transport Ltd, was so impressed with Cycle-Safe™ that his company decided to install fleet-wide.

“We planned to only utilise Cycle-Safe™ for vehicles that required Safety Permits, however, once our drivers and a usually very hard to please Director used the system, they found it a real benefit and were very impressed!”

Additionally, Simon made the following interesting and valid comment: 

“I’m finding it difficult to justify to myself not installing Cycle-Safe™ on our trucks that operate in other towns and cities throughout the UK."

Cycle-Safe™ is a 'smart' optical detection system that can differentiate between moving (VRUs) and stationary objects (street furniture etc), unlike 'dumb' ultrasonic systems that are proven to have high false alarm rates. 

Cycle-Safe™ meets the 'recommended' DVS criteria and unlike ultrasonic sensors is 'future proof' (upcoming TfL Safe System Review etc).

Clipper Logistics adds new Iveco S-WAY 6x2s and Eurocargo 18-tonners to its fleet

Leeds-based Clipper Logistics has added 26 S-WAY tractors and 63 Eurocargo 18-tonners to its 500-strong predominantly Iveco fleet.

The S-WAYs are all 6x2 tractors, powered by the 460hp 11.1-litre Cursor 11 engine. Specification includes 7in touchscreen infotainment systems with TomTom LIVE navigation, plus Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, air-suspended passenger seats and independent night heaters and fridges.

“We had brilliant feedback from the demonstrators we trialled and those drivers already in the new trucks absolutely love them,” says Clipper’s transport operations director Mick Doe. “They say it’s the first time that they feel a vehicle has properly been designed having taken them into account. That is key for us, in a world where there is a shortage of drivers. We need to do everything we can to look after this valuable team resource and maximise their efficiency.”

The 250hp Eurocargo box vans are equipped with sleeper cabs, 28ft BWS bodies and 1.5-tonne Dhollandia tuck-away tail lifts. They have factory-fitted lower windows in their passenger doors, helping to achieve a one star rating in the London Direct Vision Standard.

Supplied by Northern Commercials, the new arrivals will be run on operating leases, with R&M packages for the duration of the contracts. In the case of the S-WAYs, which will cover 170,000km per annum, this is three years. The rigids will cover 130,000km and are supplied on five-year contracts.