Hope invests GBP3.6m in new Mercedes-Benz truck fleet

Hope invests GBP3.6m in new Mercedes-Benz truck fleet
Published: 21 July 2014


Hope Construction Materials, Britain’s leading independent supplier of construction materials, is bolstering its 300-strong concrete mixer fleet with 36 new Mercedes-Benz trucks involving an investment of GBP3.6m (EUR4.5m).
 
The trucks are Euro 6 compliant, built to the latest diesel engine emission legislation from the European Commission.
 
The state-of-the-art Arocs 3236 8x4 B11 4-axle mixer trucks, each equipped with a McPhee mixer system, represents a huge investment by the firm and demonstrates its confidence in UK construction.
 
Maximising safety was paramount in the purchase of the vehiclesm according to Hope, noting that the trucks feature a string of active safety measures. These include a vulnerable road user package, as well as a lane control system, collision avoidance and smart system which warns the driver if pedestrians or cyclists are too close to the vehicle. The system, developed by Cycle Safety Shield, using Mobileye technology, works to mitigate the risk of collisions and road departure. Building on the award winning lifesaving technology of Mobileye, the Cycle Safety Solution warns drivers when a cyclist or pedestrian is within danger zones, such as the nearside blind spot area.

Mike Cowell, chief operating officer, at Hope Construction Materials, said: “The purchase represents a significant commitment by Hope to providing our drivers with the best possible vehicles. They are the most advanced trucks on British roads and will benefit our drivers, customers and other road users.”