The Econic range of trucks from Mercedes-Benz has set a new benchmark
when it comes to safety of pedestrians and cyclists. These trucks offer an
unmatched view thanks to its low panoramic window and fully-glazed folding door
on the co-driver's side. This and the seat position which is low in comparison
to other conventional construction site trucks allow the driver to have direct
visual contact with cyclists and pedestrians – a decisive advantage with regard
"Protecting vulnerable road users such as cyclists and
pedestrians is our top priority," says John Moriarty. He is the boss of
Moriarty Haulage and recently bought 15 Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks for the
transportation of concrete. And these are frequently on the road in heavy
traffic. "Today driving trucks is a high-performance job, especially in
London's city centre. The Econic, with its all-round visibility, provides my
drivers with a high sense of security," is how Moriarty justifies his
When it comes to buying a construction truck that will
operate in London, safety is a key purchasing criterion. Companies that take
this into consideration are awarded a CLOCS-seal (Construction Logistics and
Community Safety) – just like Essex-based Moriarty Haulage.
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