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Logistics firm installs ‘cyclist CCTV’ across fleet

Premier Palletised (PPL)

Logistics firm and member of the Pall-Ex network, Premier Palletised (PPL), is investing in new safety measures across its fleet including cyclist CCTV.

The installation of CCTV technology, linked to side sensors will detect when a cyclist is nearby, allowing the driver to act in accordance.

The upgrades will put PPL on the road to receiving its FORS (Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme) Gold accreditation – an industry recognition for a company’s commitment to safety, fuel efficiency, reducing emissions and improving operations.

Pall-Ex’s managing director Kevin Buchanan said: “Driver safety is one of the biggest priorities within our industry, and it’s extremely encouraging to see Pall-Ex members such as PPL getting involved in promoting the safety of their drivers and the surrounding community.”

PPL’s managing director Adam Hopcroft said: “We take our responsibility to our employees and the surrounding community incredibly seriously, which is why we do everything that we can to ensure that our drivers are trained to a high standard and understand the importance of remaining alert and vigilant when driving.

“Upgrading our vehicles to include CCTV and side sensors further enhances our drivers’ ability to remain safe.”

Alongside this, PPL has adopted Lightfoot telematics technology to ensure drivers operate their vehicles as safely and efficiently as possible.

“Lightfoot technology is available for vehicles that are 3.5 tonnes or less and, being based in London, our fleet consists of a fair amount of vans,” said Hopcroft.

“This new technology works by using Formula One-style analytics to identify the specific vehicle’s efficiency sweet spot – which is ultimately the driving style at which the vehicle operates at optimum efficiency.”

“It’s been a great incentive for our guys, and we’re proud to have our very first Elite Driver, Aiden Power, who was the most consistently competent driver throughout the summer.”

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