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Iveco Daily selected for M25 maintenance works

Connect Plus Services has deployed four Iveco 7.2-tonne Daily chassis cabs for its maintenance works around the M25.

Connect Plus Services has taken delivery of four IVECO 7.2-tonne Daily chassis cabs
Connect Plus Services has taken delivery of four IVECO 7.2-tonne Daily chassis cabs

Supplied by South Normanton-based Iveco dealer Guest Truck, the vehicles were selected for their load carrying capacity and will be used for night-time traffic management and road maintenance operations, providing a smaller, safer alternative to Impact Protection Vehicles (IPV).

The vehicles join a 136-strong fleet and will clock up approximately 20,000 km a year. They have been supplied on contract by Acklea, and have been specified with a 360° camera system to maximise crew safety, and a payload indicator to ensure the vehicles never risk operating overloaded. They are also fitted with traffic management bodywork built by Strongs Plastic Products.

Shaun Moseley, operations and maintenance manager (north west) at Connect Plus Services, said: “Our crews are working on one of the busiest motorways in Europe, so their safety is our absolute priority. The Daily’s compact size versus traditionally larger vehicles used for these roles helps us to reinforce that message because we can park on the hard shoulder and still carry out important maintenance work a safe distance from flowing traffic.”

He added: “We considered a number of options, but the Daily proved to be the best vehicle for our needs and came highly recommended by other highways maintenance contractors. It can easily carry all the equipment we need to cater for lane closures and urgent repairs at short notice, and still has capacity to spare. So far the Daily vehicles have fitted into the fleet perfectly; plus, we’ve had great feedback from our crews.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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