Lawsons choose PeoplePanels® for their natural gas-powered truck joining its London delivery fleet.
Lawsons unveiled the newest addition to its fleet at the ‘LoCity’ event last week, an IVECO natural gas-powered Eco Truck. Fitted with a fully electric Hiab crane, it is the first vehicle of its kind in the UK offering ultra-low emissions deliveries to the building industry.
We were approached in autumn 2017 by Mike Kelly (Fleet Manager) and David Harvey (Group Transport Manager) to provide a solution to cover the side rails on the new vehicle that will be operating from the Lawsons Camden branch.
While the focus of the vehicle is obviously around its eco-friendly innovations, Lawsons didn’t loose sight of the importance of protecting vulnerable road users and chose to add PeoplePanels®, BlindSpotSign™ and our new FORS signs to the list of safety equipment compliant with their well-deserved FORS Silver accreditation.
We worked closely with the Lawsons team in the development of a design that incorporates the brand’s colours and advertising while displaying a prominent side warning message to warn vulnerable road users near the vehicle.
Due to the special configuration on the chassis it was necessary to shape the PeoplePanels® to maximise side rail coverage while allowing for access to ancillary equipment to the rear of the cab.
A total of 5 different rivet finishes were colour matched to blend into the design including a light blue located in the River Thames on the London map! Our attention to detail certainly hasn’t gone unnoticed and lorry was the talk of the ‘LoCity’ event.
We are very proud to have been involved in this fantastic project and look forward to supporting Lawsons in the future.
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Established in London in 1921, Lawsons has been delivering timber, building and fencing materials in the capital for nearly 100 years Tel 020 7619 6470.