Proper Oils greases urban operation with new Fuso Canters

London oil supplier Proper Oils has updated its urban fleet with three new 8.5-tonne Fuso Canter rigids.

Chosen for the agility provided by the engine-under-cab and compact design, the vehicles carry up to four tonnes of oil at a time to customers, many of whom are based in high street locations.

As well as delivering oil to clients, Proper Oils collects used product which is transported to its HQ, from where it is sent for transformation into biodiesel.

Proper Oils MD Stephen Hurton said the company “prides itself” on the positive environmental impacts of its work.

The rigids are fitted with bespoke bodies built by TLC Auto-Refinishing, with roller shutter doors on the near and rear side.

The 7.5-tonne Canter has a body and payload allowance of 5 tonnes, while the 8.5-tonne Canter has a body and payload allowance of 6 tonnes

He added: “These new trucks have enabled us to increase efficiency within our cooking oil delivery and waste oil collection service, by adding more ‘drops’ to each route.

“They are superbly manoeuvrable and very easy to drive, while the Duonic gearboxes also help to improve safety by leaving our staff free to concentrate fully on traffic conditions, rather than worrying about which gear they’re in.”

The trucks were supplied by Rygor Heathrow.