CCF goes for CLOCS low-cab trucks to protect vulnerable road users 12 January 2016

Nationwide building materials distributor CCF has acquired two new Mercedes Econic low-entry cab-based trucks in a bid to help protect vulnerable road users and meet advanced safety criteria of major contractors in London.

Graham Bellman, fleet director at CCF and the wider Travis Perkins group, says it’s part of CCF’s proactive approach to the CLOCS (Construction Logistics and Cyclist Safety) programme and its FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) accreditation.

“Investing in two Econic trucks to compliment the additional safety features of our new CCF fleet, alongside a further two for our Keyline and Travis Perkins merchant businesses, allows us to offer unrivalled standards of protection,” comments Bellman.

“The construction industry is leading the way when it comes to the management of work-related road risks through CLOCS, and we expect to see both this programme and FORS grow outside of London over the next few years.”

Operating from CCF’s East London and Borehamwood branches, the new trucks have the classic Econic panoramic windscreens and low-level entry, which together significantly improve the drivers’ view at the critical nearside front of the vehicle.

Additionally, as with all new trucks in the CCF fleet, these rigids have been fitted with electronic proximity alerts.

One of the Econic trucks will include a special jubilee Moffett truck mounted forklift, purchased at the manufacturer’s 70th anniversary charity auction.

Bellman makes the point that all CCF drivers operating within London have also completed a Safe Urban Driving course, which includes half a day on a bike to provide experience of being a vulnerable road user.

Brian Tinham

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