Council invests in 16 new Mercedes vans

North Lincolnshire Council is updating its fleet with 16 new Mercedes vans to replace older or hired vehicles and keep ther frontline services moving.

Wednesday, 15th March 2017, 11:19 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:50 am
Neil Poole

Delivered by a local dealership, the new vehicles include smaller 2.2 tonne vans to be used by the dog wardens and community wardens, larger 3.5 tonne panel vans for the library and handyman services, and a number of 3.5 tonne tippers to be used by the highways and neighbourhood services teams.

The new vans replace existing fleet vehicles between 11 and 12 years old and others on long term hire.

Built to the latest Euro 6 emissions legislation, the new vehicles are significantly cleaner and help the council reduce its carbon footprint. The vans are fitted with on-board weighing, satellite tracking, daytime running lights and are speed limited, reinforcing the commitment to keeping North Lincolnshire’s roads safer.

Councillor Neil Poole, cabinet member for environment at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Keeping our fleet up to date helps us to reduce the burden of older vehicles which can cost a lot to maintain. Our new vans are fitted with the latest technology to make sure they are safe, provide good fuel economy and reduce emissions.

“By investing in new, more reliable vehicles, we can also make sure we keep running the key services our residents rely on.”