Hexagon Leasing has partnered with SM UK Ltd to kit out 100 new Renault T Range tractor units with DVS compliance kit over the first 6 months of this year.
The system combines cameras with sensors and audible warning systems to help drastically reduce the chances of a collision, making the roads safer for both the driver and other road users.
The equipment includes a 3-camera system consisting of 2 side cameras and a forward-facing camera, a 7” in cab monitor, 1TB hard drive/ MDR unit, 3 sensor cycle minder system, left turn warning, and speed switch with night-time cut off. Each vehicle is also being fitted with an Anderson lead as standard.
Paul Johnson, Head of Supply Chain at Hexagon Leasing said: “We chose to partner with SM UK on this project due to their commitment to road safety and industry expertise. SM UK are able to install safety systems before registration under whole vehicle type approval and offer a renowned aftersales service which includes customer product training and support throughout the hire period.
“Hexagon Leasing is committed to road safety. We support our customers in maintaining compliance and reducing traffic collisions by offering the latest in road safety equipment such as cameras and audible warnings as standard on all of our new vehicles.”
SM UK Ltd specialise in fitting AI cameras, sensors, and recording systems, along with the trademarked low-level lighting ‘HALO’ system and truck door windows, all fully ‘Type Approved’.
Steve MacDonald, MD of SM UK Ltd said: “Hexagon Leasing is an award-winning company, and we are delighted to be able to provide them with a DVS fleet safety system. SM UK have built a staggering reputation for quality, reliability and safety.
“Safety on our roads is of utmost importance both in terms of the driver and the vulnerable road user, DVS will aid the driver with blind spots.
“DVS is an important step forward in providing a safer working environment on our London roads and we hope other cities follow suit in order to have a UK wide policy that protects the driver as well as vulnerable road users.”
SM UK has traded for over 20 years and operates from three main sites in Leeds, Tamworth and Dartford and employs 70 engineers across the country. They provide a UK-wide service to fleet operators and numerous global vehicle manufacturers.
Hexagon Leasing is an award-winning, nationwide contract hire, vehicle sales and fleet management provider. Operating since 2001, Hexagon has more than 3,000 assets including latest-generation, ultra-high specification and alternative-fuelled vehicles and provides services to a wide range of organisations from SMEs through to large multinationals.
Led by a highly experienced management team, the company’s ambitious growth strategy includes the continued investment in new vehicles and growth in the used vehicles market.
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