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Low-entry cabs enhance safety

Veolia is making a £5m investment during the next two years in low-entry, high-vision vehicle cabs in an effort to support Transport for London’s Clocs programme to enhance road safety.

By working in partnership with the commercial vehicle design team at Renault Trucks UK, the new 26-tonne low-entry day cab vehicle will enhance direct driver visibility and urban safety using greater window areas and a nearside vision door. This cuts blind spots and enables the driver to respond more quickly.

The lower cab places the driver in a position nearer to the road and increases manoevrability. Now a standard online factory solution from Renault Trucks, the vehicle has a first step 75mm lower than most traditional low-entry cab models for easier crew access, and it will aid productivity when vehicles have a crew of only two.

John Avery from Renault Trucks National Fleet added: “We have been able to gain a real insight into the complexities of Veolia’s operating environment and deliver an ex-factory solution designed around the urban cycle.”



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