21.06.2016 - Mick George Ltd roll out new City Safety Vehicles
They’re at it again. Mick George Ltd, having recently implemented numerous ‘Road Safety’ initiatives specifically targeting rural areas of its operating regions has now switched attentions to focus on the counties ‘Urban’ neighbours.
Following positive campaigns working alongside local communities and parish councils in Cambridgeshire villages to introduce speed restrictions, no drive zones and generally working alongside school children to raise awareness of how to move safely around commercial vehicles, the company has made its next move in its commitment to minimise risk to vulnerable road users.
Already rolling out various safety features as standard practice to their current fleet of vehicles, Mick George Ltd has now taken it one step further after investing in a fleet of new ‘Econic’ vehicles. The innovative and unique design is thought to be the next generation in Haulier transport thanks to special features not included on traditional trucks in the construction industry.
The design quite literally puts drivers on a level playing field with other road users, pedestrians and cyclists. The lower seating position and panoramic views offered from the extended window space and fully glazed doors are advantageous when navigating through busy or complex city routes. In addition to the 90% increase in visibility, the benefits don’t end there. Improved fuel consumption, technical specification and ergonomic design make it far more environmentally friendly and pleasant on the eye.
A large proportion of the work undertaken by the company is completed in the City of Cambridge and other urban areas, forming many high profile partnerships such as that recently announced with the University of Cambridge. The commitment shown to community safety initiatives such as this has been a vital factor for the award of agreements to that stature, in addition to the high service level provided by the company.
Joe Gossage, Transport Manager at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’The safety of our staff, communities, clients, contractors and the people we work alongside is of utmost importance at Mick George Ltd. Our new range of ‘City Safety Vehicles’ complement our existing fleet of vehicles and allows us to be a lot more targeted and efficient in our approach to safety for specific areas.’’
Gossage continued: ‘’Throughout the business, we are always seeking to strengthen our position in every aspect, whether that be our product offering, customer service levels or in this instance our careful procurement choices. Collectively each element, in addition to our continued strategical direction has contributed to the growth and success of the business.’’