Mick George buys Econics for 'city safety fleet'

Hayley Tayler
June 30, 2016


Cambridgeshire operator Mick George has ordered 15 Mercedes-Benz Econics for its urban distribution work.

The Tipper Haulier of the Year 2016 winner said its new ‘city safety vehicles’ will provide its drivers with an improved view of cyclists and pedestrians thanks to the Econic’s panoramic window, lower seating position and fully glazed doors.

Mick George recently won a contract with the University of Cambridge, and said the company’s commitment to safety has been a “vital factor” in winning such work.

The firm runs a fleet of more than 290 commercial vehicles carrying out operations including bulk excavation, demolition and earthmoving services, ready mixed concrete, aggregates, skip hire and waste management across East Anglia and the East Midlands.

Huntingdon-based Mick George has been leading a succession of road safety initiatives in its local area, including no-drive zones, 20mph speed limits for its drivers and a village community road watch programme.

Joe Gossage, transport manager at Mick George, said: ‘’The safety of our staff, communities, clients, contractors and the people we work alongside is of utmost importance at Mick George. Our new range of ‘City Safety Vehicles’ complement our existing fleet of vehicles and allows us to be a lot more targeted and efficient in our approach to safety for specific areas.’’

Two of the new Econics are already in operation in the firm’s city fleet, with the remaining 13 on order for delivery later this year.


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Hayley Tayler

Hayley Tayler has worked across Road Transport Media’s portfolio of publications, including Commercial Motor and Motor Transport, since 2008 in a number of editorial roles from news reporter to urban editor. She now specialises in events and projects content for the business, including the Road Transport Expo and a series of industry research reports.

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