Renault Trucks has teamed up with alcohol safety and training specialist AlcoDigital to offer alcolocks on its LCV Master range.
Called the Draeger Interlock 7000, the safety devices, which can be included as an upgraded extra at the customer’s request, will monitor drivers by requiring them to pass a breathalyzer test before they can start the engine. In the event the driver fails the test, the interlock will automatically disable the vehicle for a pre-specified amount of time set by the company. The device can then request further tests throughout the journey.
Renault Trucks, which is now owned by the Volvo Group but markets the Master range of vans from its previous French relative, has offered similar devices on our HGV range for some time now, but this is the first time that such a device and system has been offered in the LCV portfolio, which ranges from 2.8 tonnes to 4.5 tonnes GVW.
Grahame Neagus, head of LCV UK & Eire for Renault Trucks, said: “Fitting the Draeger Interlock system is a vital part of not only the new OptiLogistics model but also being able to offer our clients a fully optimised solution that fully supports our stance on providing products that are pushing the boundaries in compliance and safety in road transport.”
If provided separately, the current retail price is around £1,500 + VAT before fitting. However, Renault Trucks said customers who wish to upgrade their fleet to include the AlcoDigital Interlock will be offered a significant discount as part of this initiative.
LCV Masters with the Draeger Interlock system will be displayed at the Freight in the City exhibition on 7 November 2017.