CCF adds Mercedes Econics to London fleet to boost cyclists’ safety

Building interiors manufacturer CCF has invested in two new Mercedes-Benz Econics to help protect vulnerable road users on urban delivery routes across London.

Operating from CCF’s East London and Borehamwood branches, the company said the low-entry Econics will give its drivers improved all-round visibility and enable eye contact with cyclists at the nearside front of the vehicle.

The two new trucks will be fitted with electronic proximity alerts, standard across all new CCF fleet vehicles, while one also features a jubilee Moffett truck-mounted forklift bought at the manufacturer’s 70th anniversary charity auction.

All CCF drivers operating within the capital have also completed a safe urban driving course.

CCF belongs to builders’ merchant chain Travis Perkins, which is a Fors gold member as well as a Clocs champion and sits on the advisory boards of both schemes.

Graham Bellman, fleet director for CCF and Travis Perkins, said: “Investing in two Econic trucks to complement the additional safety features of our new CCF fleet, alongside a further two for our Keyline and Travis Perkins merchant businesses, allows us to offer unrivalled standards of protection to vulnerable road users in the capital whilst offering a first class delivery service.”