Council updates its fleet with 16 Mercedes vans
Neil Poole (right) and John Luty (fleet management)
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 15 Mar 2017
NORTH Lincolnshire Council has updated its fleet with 16 brand new Mercedes vans to replace older or hired vehicles to keep their frontline services going.
Delivered by a local dealership, the new vehicles include smaller 2.2 tonne vans to be used by the Dog Wardens and Community Wardens, larger 3.5 tonne panel vans for the library and handyman services, and a number of 3.5 tonne tippers to be used by the highways and neighbourhood services teams.
The new vans replace existing fleet vehicles between 11 and 12 years old and others on long term hire.
Built to the latest Euro 6 emissions legislation, the new vehicles are significantly cleaner and help the council reduce its carbon footprint. The vans are fitted with on-board weighing, satellite tracking, daytime running lights and are speed limited, reinforcing the council's commitment to keeping North Lincolnshire's roads safer.
Councillor Neil Poole said: "Keeping our fleet up to date helps us to reduce the burden of older vehicles which can cost a lot to maintain. Our new vans are fitted with the latest technology to make sure they are safe, provide good fuel economy and reduce emissions.
"By investing in new, more reliable vehicles, we can also make sure we keep running the key services our residents rely on."