Blog15 July 2015

Throwback: From antiquated trailers to state-of-the-art haulage vehicles

As with all factions of the Andrews Sykes business, our fleet of delivery vehicles has developed significantly over the past few decades. Much of our equipment was once transported around the country on the back of old-fashioned trailers, but these have since been well and truly replaced by modern trucks complete with an extensive series of safety features.

Our new vehicles have been manufactured with potential road hazards in mind, with side-scan radars and left turn indicators fitted to alert drivers of cyclists or nearby obstacles. Anyone in close proximity – be it another road user or a pedestrian – will also hear a warning sound to avert the risk of a collision or accident.

A reversing camera located in the cab’s monitor also facilitates safe rearward movement, while pull out ladders allow secure access to the bed of each truck.

Fully accredited by the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), our vehicles have been the subject of vigorous assessments which highlight our commitment to dependable practice. A public recognition of these high standards instils confidence among our partners and clients and shows that we take our compliance with wellbeing regulators extremely seriously.

All drivers working for the company have also completed a ‘vulnerable road user’ course in conjunction with the Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety (CLOCS) report, which was published in 2013.

This gradual improvement is a microcosm of the steps we’ve taken as a business in recent years, and something we are keen to uphold going forward.