The groundwork and materials supplier, which is one of the only companies of its type to provide a next day delivery service to its customers, has invested in five 32-tonne Mercedes-Benz Arocs 3240 Tridem 8×4 lorries. The grab loaders feature improved manoeuvrability meaning they are easier to handle in areas with restricted access, such as building sites. Each lorry is capable of a carrying capacity of 17 tonnes and has a HIAB X HiDuo 188 B-2 remote control crane, specifically chosen to handle the more specialised civils materials supplied by Rudridge.
The lorries will operate alongside the branch’s existing vehicles – a 7.5 tonne Mercedes Canter and a Citroen van.
Craig Lyons, Branch Manager at Gravesend, said:
“We are delighted with our new lorries. Their arrival means we will be able to provide a more extensive delivery service to our customers, fulfil more orders and meet additional next day delivery requests. The drivers are looking forward to getting behind the wheels and out on the road.”