Read all about it: Fuso Canter fleet delivers31 October 2013
The London Evening Standard newspaper is being delivered around the capital by a new 33-strong fleet of Fuso Canter 7C15 trucks.
The 7.5-tonne Canters were supplied by Mercedes-Benz dealer Rygor and are decked out in the Standard's familiar orange and white livery.
The model was chosen for its high payload and compact size, ideal for multi-drop, urban operation.
The trucks are powered by fuel-efficient 150bhp engines with Fuso Canter's Duonic twin-plate, dual-clutch automated transmission, delivering smooth shifting with none of the losses found in traditional automatics – and with a 'creep' function for low-speed manoeuvring.
"The Canter's turning circle and outstanding manoeuvrability are big plus points, given that we are working in central London," states Tim Freeman, head of distribution at the London Evening Standard.
"But payload is even more important... The Canter's carrying capacity of almost four tonnes is roughly half a tonne more than that of a conventional 7.5-tonner. This equates to about 3,000 extra copies per vehicle, which represents a major saving."
The Canters operate from the newspaper's new distribution centre in Greenwich. They are maintained under a CharterWay contract hire agreement from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, by South London agent SG Smith.
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