Building on the investment which Encon made to its fleet last year, an additional 46 new vehicles have recently been acquired plus an extra 41 Hiab Moffett off-load vehicles.
The latest additions to the fleet from long-term supplier Fraikin include a mix of DAF 32-tonne and 26-tonne rear steer vehicles, plus a 32-tonne flat bed at each London branch, allowing greater access for crane offloading in the city, ideal for construction sites with strict restrictions.
Having some of the most reliable, safe and technologically advanced vehicles spread over the national network is paramount to Encon who has achieved the FORS Bronze accreditation nationally and FORS Silver in London.
The rear steer capability with longer wheel base allows for increased capacity, easier manoeuvrability and access to sites, all of which are prerequisites for safe urban driving. Lane departure warning and automatic braking systems are a new addition to the Encon fleet and some other key features include a fall arrest system, an improved load restraint package and energy efficient LED lighting. With an advanced tracking and telematics system from Masternaut, Encon can optimise their fleet scheduling, increase vehicle efficiencies and monitor driving techniques.
John Bedford, chief operating officer at Encon, said: “Safety is always top of our agenda when we look to enhance our fleet, and is vital as we encompass new technology and constantly strive to improve our offering and drive to be the distributor of choice.”