Dennis Eagle to show Direct Vision-ready Elites at Freight in the City Expo

Dennis Eagle will be bringing two of its Elite urban trucks to Freight in the City Expo next week, which have a five-star rating in the TfL’s interim ratings for the Direct Vision Standard.

The manufacturer will have a 44-tonne Elite tractor unit on display, which has been developed with Explore Transport for the operator’s last leg journeys inside the M25.

Lee Rowland, sales and marketing manager at Dennis Eagle, said: “Their plan in operational terms is to use their conventional vehicles outside of the M25. Then for the final stage of delivery they’ll change the trailers at a satellite depot on the outskirts and use the Elite tractor units to bring the trailer into the city.”

Dennis Eagle will also have a 32-tonne tipper grab with an Elite chassis, owned by London-based customer FM Conway.

“It’s a big show for us next week,” Rowland said. “There’s a lot of momentum behind the Clocs project. We really want to promote the Elite product. It’s the best for direct visibility in the marketplace and it’s a UK manufacturer.”

Dennis Eagle staff will be on the manufacturer’s stand at the expo to talk to visitors about the benefits of the low-entry truck and the support available with the purchase of the vehicles.

Rowland said: “It is different to a standard vehicle, it’s not a day cab, it’s not what most people are used to. So a lot of it is education about how our vehicle works.

“It’s an automatic, but is geared for stop start operations. So our vehicle is tuned for the London environment. We’re confident that that’s going to go down well.”