Keyline is pushing ahead with the purchase of 60 new vehicles, predominantly DAF CF75 crane-operated trucks, as part of a fleet replacement programme aimed at better serving the rail industry.
The 26-tonne trucks will be fitted with Atlas 120 radio-controlled cranes. Each vehicle will have a wide range of safety features including white noise reversing alarm, reversing camera, unbreakable mirrors, fresnel lenses, close proximity mirrors, load security system and vehicle tracking.
They will have an environmental friendly five-minute engine idle cut off. All the vehicles will meet exacting rail industry Health and Safety standards ensuring they are suitable for work at rail sites nationwide. Meanwhile Keyline vehicles already based in London have undergone an upgrade to achieve full Crossrail compliance.
Says Richard Wade, Rail Sector Manager at Keyline, ‘We are committed to providing the highest levels of supply chain management to ensure we deliver the right products, to the right place, at the right time. This investment in our fleet operation means we will be better placed to meet the needs of specialist contractors, large infrastructure companies and rail organisations in terms of compliance, service levels and logistics support.’