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Following the successful nationwide roadshow of its range of tipper and tipper grab units, MV Commercial, the UK’s leading original build crane truck supplier, is offering easier ways to drive away in a new tipper grab thanks to its dedicated web portal: tippergrabstogo.com.
The ready to go fleet includes three of the most popular tipper grab combinations produced by MV Commercial, the DAF CF 400 8x4 Tipper Grab, Scania P- and G-Series 8x4 Tipper Grabs and the Volvo FMX 8x4 Tipper Grab. Both of these vehicles feature the outstanding combination of Thompson Loadmaster Steel Bodies and Palfinger Epsilon Cranes with Kinshofer Grabs.
“This outstanding combination has quickly proven to be so sought after by our clients that we produced a ready to go fleet of tipper grab units available at virtually a moment’s notice on flexible short, medium and long term contract hire. This ability to have the vehicle that you need when you need it has been exceptionally popular with our clients who have come to see this availability and flexibility as essential to their business growth,” a company spokesperson said.
“Our fleet of purpose built vehicles that you can drive away today caters directly to those businesses that are in need of instant fleet flexibility and cannot afford to wait several weeks to have their vehicles built, and allows our clients to seize opportunities quicker and grow with more confidence knowing that sourcing vehicles isn’t a problem.”
In addition to MV commercial’s ready to go tipper grabs, they also have an extensive fleet of ready to go crane trucks, plant bodied and dry freight vehicles, as well as facilities to design and build a wide range of specialist vehicles.
You can also visit mvcommercial.com for further information.
On Friday 12th February, RTITB launched its new HGV Driver Training Standard, the first of its kind in the HGV driver training profession.
RTITB set out the desire behind the creation of the Standard which was to create a marketplace where everyone knows what high quality HGV driver training looks like and how to find it.
The Driver Training Standard has been created to help improve and maintain standards in truck licence acquisition training so that purchasers of the courses can have confidence in what they are buying. The Standard provides an audit-based approval system that checks the standards of instructors, vehicles and premises and provides all approved organisations with dedicated training materials, resources and support for HGV instructors.
A licence acquisition training course currently costs around £2000-£3000, with only a 52% (approx.) first time pass rate, it’s a big gamble. RTITB aims to have an overall first time pass rate of 75% for training conducted by Standard approved organisations.Read more...
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By Steev Hayes
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