Hope turns to Mercedes-Benz truck fleet
By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, July 18, 2014 - 15:44
On the road again
A deal worth £3.2m has seen Mercedes-Benz add 36 trucks to Hope Construction’s fleet of concrete mixers.
Hope’s continued focus on the environment and maximising safety was paramount in the purchase of the vehicles.
Not only are they built to the latest diesel engine emission legislation but they also feature a string of active safety measures. These include a vulnerable road user package, a lane control system, collision avoidance and smart system which warns the driver if pedestrians or cyclists are too close to the vehicle.
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.
Driver Paul Gillespie, who took delivery of his new truck this week, said: “It’s great to be driving perhaps the most advanced vehicle of its kind in the country and I look forward to making many Hope concrete deliveries across Britain in my new truck.