To reduce driver fatigue, the cabs are equipped with
creature comforts more normally associated with cars, including air
conditioning, DAB radio and a truck satellite navigation device which avoids
low bridges, weight restrictions and unsuitable roads.
Automatic transmission means that the trucks will make the
most efficient use of engine power, improving fuel consumption figures by up to
6%. The curtain sided bodies have been
designed to carry 22 Danish trolleys or 14 standard pallets, and the tail lifts
are fitted as standard with folding safety barriers.
The new vehicles - named Poppy and Primrose respectively -
will give us improved flexibility when it comes to arranging deliveries across
London and the Home Counties, and we plan on providing updates on their future
travels on the Palmstead website.