News from MAN: Foley & Miles in Grays, West Thurrock, has taken delivery of six new MAN 26.440 BLS 6×2 tractor units.
The new units are already in service supporting the existing fleet of vehicles working on deliveries to Crossrail sites, London’s new multi-billion pound railway infrastructure project, currently under construction.
Originally a brick and block haulage specialist working in partnership with H&H Celcon, Foley & Miles has expanded its portfolio in recent years to include transportation for rail infrastructure companies, providing storage and distribution solutions for a leading brick importer and natural stone importers requiring bespoke off loading requirements.
These latest MAN deliveries take the Munich manufacturer’s presence in the fleet to 16, in a total fleet of 48 trucks.
“We have a good history of operating MAN trucks,” said Gary Buckell, Fleet Manager. “They have always worked hard for us, and have a striking on-road presence. This latest fleet replaces a competitor marque for MAN and the trucks are already showing good fuel returns – something I hope will improve still further after our drivers have attended MAN driver training courses.”
All the new MAN vehicles are fitted with a wide ranging array of safety equipment in order to meet the latest Transport for London and Crossrail supplier compliance; including side facing safety cameras, side-scan detection devices, reversing cameras and alarms.
“We’re very conscious of our responsibility to road safety,” added Buckell. “And we have allocated one of the new MAN’s to regular school visits as part of a wider cycle safety initiative with Thurrock Council.”