Gaskells are pleased to have taken delivery of our second new hook vehicle of the year, adding to expanding fleet of roll on roll off vehicles. Our Mercedes Arocs RoRo truck comes to us from  Roanza Truck and Van.  Richie from Roanza came to HQ earlier with the to hand over the keys to Carl Partington, our Fleet Operations Manager.

The truck is  Euro 6, which will improve our fuel efficiency and environmental credentials, and is also equipped with the latest 5-camera hard disk recording CCTV equipment and cyclist sensor safety technology from Innovative Safety Systems.  Cyclear™ has a speaker that sounds to let cyclists and vulnerable road users know when the vehicle is turning left. This is coupled with an intelligent sensor arrangement that detects cyclists and alerts drivers. The RV4 camera recording system enables continual monitoring and review of every collection round and will store up to a month’s worth of activity at any one time. As well as helping to develop and promote best practice in health and safety by staff, the system also helps with the investigation of vehicle or property damage claims, complaints, incorrectly reported ‘missed bins’ and generally unsafe or anti-social behaviour.

We’ve also opted for the LANlink system from ISS, which automatically downloads footage remotely, by WiFi, as the vehicles return to depot. With LANlink comes a detailed daily vehicle health check report, which immediately highlights any faults within the system or cameras.

Gaskells Transport Manager Lynne Eatock said “Safety is paramount for us and we want to do everything we can to avoid accidents and keep vulnerable road users safe. Our vehicles operate in extremely busy inner-city areas where there are a lot of cyclists and pedestrians.  We also want to help and protect our drivers, and we feel installing this equipment will be of great assistance to them.”

Mike Crowther, Sales Manager, ISS said: “It’s fantastic that Gaskells are enhancing the safety of their entire fleet. The great thing is that we can quickly and easily retrofit our equipment to a wide range of vehicles, irrespective of how old they are.  We will continue to work closely with Gaskells to provide any additional equipment training or after sales service as and when they need us.”