Eddie Stobart has just taken delivery of the innovative fleet, ahead of commencing a new contract with the Concrete Products division of Aggregate Industries. The new vehicles will help to ensure greater flexibility when off-loading on site, making the process more efficient and, importantly, safer for drivers who will be able to adapt how they offload to each location.
The innovative new MOL trailers feature the Atlas 92.2–A1 roller demountable crane, operated from the vehicle or the ground, which gives operators the ability to select the most efficient and safe offload option. Fitted with a positive rear steer and front axle lift; the combination ensures maximum carrying capacity and on-site manoeuvrability.
The EN-XL rated curtainsiders feature a unique securing system that further enhances safety and decreases loading and unloading times. Both vehicles and trailers are fully compliant to the FORS & CLOCS standards, which, through additional mirrors, signage, cameras and audio warning systems, aim to improve efficiency and ensure the safety of vulnerable road users and site operators.
Eddie Stobart has also initiated specialist training to educate drivers and ensure the most effective use of the new equipment.
Simon Marriott, Concrete Products Director at Aggregate Industries, comments: “The varied nature of our work requires a very flexible haulage partner with specialist equipment. Our partnership with Eddie Stobart means that we can offer customers a market leading service and enhanced vehicles that will make a real difference to every stage of their delivery. Above all else, safety is our number one concern and these new vehicles are equipped with technology that will help protect other road users, our employees and our customers.”
Alex Laffey, CEO of Eddie Stobart said, “We’re delighted to have formed a partnership with Aggregate Industries and we are eager to help our customers reset expectation with new safety standards, training and equipment capable of performing to the highest levels of quality and safety. The initial investment we have made in the new equipment and in the training of our team supports the growth strategy plans we have for this sector. Having a highly trained, safety aware, customer-focused team operating class-leading equipment all maintained and presented to the highest possible standards is front of mind here at Eddie Stobart, and this partnership is a perfect example of that approach.”