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    Encon Group moves its delivery fleet into Top Gear

    3rd April 2014

    Distribution company Encon Insulation and its specialist interior building products division Nevill Long are enhancing their joint delivery fleet to improve supply to customers and reduce its impact on the environment.

    The 36 new commercial vehicles, with a mixture of 32, 26 and 7.5 tonne trucks as well as more than a dozen lighter truck-mounted moffets, are fitted with a host of aftermarket extras allowing the fleet to go above and beyond the minimum legal requirements.

    Supplied in the new dual-branded livery of Encon Insulation and Nevill Long, the vehicles set the standard for the firm’s future fleet strategy and further enhances the group’s accreditation to FORS, Transport for London’s (TfL) Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.

    Introduced by TfL in 2008, FORS creates a single scheme for fleet operators to improve their safety, fuel efficiency and vehicle carbon footprint and is increasingly becoming a prerequisite for delivering to major contractors.

    The new trucks are expected to deliver 4% better fuel economy by a combination of the latest automotive engineering and additional features such as telematics to increase vehicle efficiencies and an in-cab traffic light system which demonstrates real-time advanced driving techniques.

    In addition, the new trucks are fitted with safety harnesses, an improved load restraint system and close proximity sensors, cameras and Fresnel lenses to help ensure the safety not only of vulnerable road users in general but also that of the people on the sites they are visiting. These features are complemented by additional LED lighting for on-site deliveries.

    Encon Group chief executive officer Stuart Moore said: “This substantial fleet investment programme enables us to meet both our own and our customers’ future transport requirements with confidence as their distributor of choice.”