Advanced Access Platforms has purchased a pair of Mercedes-Benz Arocs


London-based Advanced Access Platforms, which has 50 years of experience in powered access equipment hire, has purchased a pair of Mercedes-Benz Arocs 8x2s.

Supplied by Rygor, the rear-steer Sterling-bodied beavertails, have been fitted with full-width ramps to aid safe loading.

Other safety aids include steel grating on the ramp and mesh on the slope for increased grip, LED flashing beacons on the rear cross-member, rear corners of the body, front grille and cab roofs, a working-at-height fall arrest system, four cameras and nearside side-scan coupled with a left-turn audible warning.

Advanced Access Platforms MD John Corcoran, said: “This was the ideal solution to complement our fleet whilst remaining committed to FORS Gold and the Ultra Low Emission Scheme. The effort that Sterling and Rygor put into this deal was truly a service second to none, and we are now in discussion for more vehicles.”

2012 Volvo FE 240 refrigerated rigid - Used Truck of The Day

Volvo FE 240 refrigerated unit

Chester-based Andrew Smith Commercials has provided this cool offering for our truck of the day. This 61-plate 2012 Volvo FE 240 18-tonner comes equipped with a 25ft long and 7ft 5in tall Gray & Adams refrigerated body.

Thermo King’s T800R unit controls the temperature of the rigid and it comes with a standby feature, enabling the operator to maintain the temperature when at a stop during loading or unloading. Access is via barn-style doors, and there’s a Dhollandia tuck away tail lift.

Despite having covered 455,000km, the truck is in immaculate condition. The price is available from the dealer on appointment.