Gower Brewery pulling pints with new Canter

Gower Brewery has returned to Fuso for a new 7.5-tonne Canter, replacing a model bought in 2013.

The 7C15 Canter will be used by the award-winning brewery based in Pen-clawdd to make next-day deliveries of bottled beers, kegs and casks to pubs and small supermarkets within an 80-mile radius.

Supplied by South Wales dealer Euro Commercials, the Canter has a Dhollandia column tail-lift with 1,000 kg capacity, printed curtains by Fred Smith & Sons of West Bromwich and a 360-degree CameraMatics system.

Gower Brewery has taken the vehicle on a finance agreement with a service contract that includes inspections at the dealer’s Swansea branch.

Chris Mabbett, Gower Brewery director, said: “Our first Canter was exceptionally good. We don’t cover huge mileages but it never let us down. The previous Canter carried a full 4 tonnes. Its heavier body means the new truck has a slightly reduced payload of 3.7 tonnes, but that’s still a lot more than we’d get on most competitors’ chassis, and we’ll use it to the full.”

 He added: “Some of the pubs we supply are on narrow streets and difficult to access, so the fact that the Canter is also a good bit smaller than other vehicles in its class and very agile too, is another big advantage.”

DAF trains its technicians on zero tailpipe emission electric trucks

DAF Trucks has started training its network-based dealer technicians on electric vehicles, in advance of the first deliveries of its zero tailpipe emissions LF Electric and CF Electric to customers in the coming weeks.

The training, which is taking place at the DAF Academy based at DAF Trucks’ UK head office in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire, includes in-depth EV maintenance and diagnosis procedures. Training content comes in addition to IMI Level-3 Electric/Hybrid Vehicle System Repair & Replacement training, which all delegates on the DAF EV product training have already successfully completed.

Suzanne Moore, DAF training manager, said: “We’re making sure we’re fully-prepared to support customers as they adopt DAF electric vehicles into their UK operations. Just like any DAF truck, customers operating DAF electric vehicles can rely on legendary DAF customer support. We have electric vehicles entering regular operation, we offer a range of mobile and static charging options and we now have fully-trained technicians in place in the network.