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New fleet of DAF trucks for Summerleaze

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Maidenhead-based aggregates firm invests in Euro 6-compliant lorries as part of carbon footprint-reduction strategy  

AS part of their commitment to reduce their carbon emissions footprint, Summerleaze have upgraded their plant and machinery fleet with a new fleet of lower-emission lorries. 

The company delivers aggregates within a 25-mile radius of its Maidenhead base and the latest lorries will be substantially more environmental friendly than the previous fleet.

Steve Cook, transport manager for Summerleaze, said: ‘Currently, the legal requirement for European emission standards is a Euro 5 engine. However, we’ve purchased new DAF trucks with Euro 6 engines which reduce harmful levels of sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and diesel particulate matter emissions.

‘We’ve also invested in lower nearside door windows as well as four camera safety systems, including a cyclist side camera which will help drivers see cyclists when turning left and ensures that there are no blind spots, making road travel safer for all road-users.’

He continued: ‘The lorries are an investment in the future of Maidenhead and Berkshire, and we will continue to ensure that we do all we can to adopt the most environmentally friendly and safe work practices for the benefit of future generations.’

Summerleaze are a member of the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) – a voluntary accreditation programme run by Transport for London (TfL) that aims to promote road freight as a safe and sustainable mode of transportation.

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