Motus Commercial has teamed up with Webasto, to fulfill an order of eight more DAF Trucks for the NHS Blood and Transplant Service (NHSBT).
The DAF LF 180 rigid trucks have been completed in two weeks to support the movement of essential products needed for critical COVID-19 plasma trials.
Webasto’s Parking Coolers were specified to be fitted into the DAF cab in order to support driver’s comfort levels and adhere to vehicle idling regulations.
The Webasto Parking Coolers have been designed to provide greater control over the climate in which drivers operate. In this particular instance the DAF LF 180 rigid trucks are used for daily driving to ensure essential blood and transplant products are delivered where they are needed up and down the UK.
David Stafford, Commercial Manager at Webasto, commented: “It is hugely important that all drivers, including those keyworkers who are currently working hard to help protect us against this pandemic, are kept safe and comfortable when carrying out essential and, in some cases, life-saving journeys.
“Our parking coolers are necessary components to help control in cab climates when the engine is not running, which means that drivers can safely adhere to vehicle idling regulations without compromising their comfort or fear of using more fuel and, releasing more emissions.”
The Webasto system negates the needs for engines to be kept running during a rest break or whilst awaiting access to depots for example. In warm conditions, it can be difficult for drivers to keep cool when the engine is not running and with legislation preventing idling, their welfare and comfort is then put into question. Using the Parking Cooler from Webasto drivers are able to rest or park in comfort whilst the engine is switched off.
Stuart Cornish, Regional Truck Sales Manager for Motus, added: “Despite the issues we are all facing in the current climate, Webasto UK Ltd responded very efficiently to complete the installations in a safe and timely manner.”
David concluded: “It was a remarkable achievement by all those involved to deliver these trucks to the standards required within the given timeframe. I am delighted that we have been able to adopt safe working practices to ensure that our customers are able to get the products or have them installed by our team within their specific timeframes.”