Bishopgate take safety seriously with Safety Packs
Jake Bloch from Bishopsgate, said: “It is integral to our business culture to invest in the safety of our drivers, other road users and pedestrians. 40-50% of our deliveries are from our north west London depot, which is why we have always chosen Mercedes-Benz Actros and Atego trucks with Active Brake Assist.
“We got to the see the full capability of Mercedes-Benz truck safety packs, at a recent event at the Millbrook Proving Ground. We were impressed at how advanced the technology was, especially Automatic Emergency Braking and Proximity Control Assist.
“Operating large heavy trucks in built-up environments like London meant installing safety packs on our latest order of Mercedes-Benz trucks from Rygor, made complete sense. We looked at the cost and for the investment we got so much in return: driver safety, comfort, driving aids, a positive and safe team mentality. Our team can see that we invest in their safety and in turn, they make the safety of themselves and others a priority. We obviously hope that our drivers are never in a situation where they need to use or rely on some of the features, but there is the reassurance in knowing the technology is there as a backup.
“Our insurers focus on safety and what we do as a business to ensure the wellbeing of our team and those we come into contact with. No doubt this investment from our part will continue to show our commitment to this ethos.”