The Hall Fuels fleet now have proximity sensors fitted to
detect movement in the driver's blind spot. If a cyclist pulls
alongside an audible alert sounds in the cab to warn the driver how
far away from the vehicle they are. Audible alarms have also been
fitted to alert pedestrians and cyclists that the vehicles are
making a left turn in an urban area. This is particularly relevant
to Halls as most cyclist fatalities in London are as a result of a
vehicle crushing a cyclist when turning left.
The vehicles are now Chapter 8 compliant and easier to see at
night. Chapter 8 is a specification which ensures that vehicles
working on roads are highly visible to the public. This means that
Hall Fuels are now able to work on highway projects, such as the
widening of a motorway.
Whilst these updates make the vehicles more cyclist and
pedestrian friendly, they are also more efficient thanks to the
addition of new tracking systems.
The tracking systems monitor the tankers in real time, which
enables the planner to check the map and divert the vehicle if an
emergency delivery is required. The tracking system is also linked
with the vehicles pumping system which details the exact location
where any fuel has been discharged.
The Hall Fuels fleet of vehicles are also fitted with onboard
computers that speed up the flow of information to and from the
transport office. This enables the planners to monitor fuel
quantities left on the vehicle throughout the day and feed more
jobs down to the drivers. This removes the need to delay the
drivers by calling them and asking that they calculate how much
fuel they have left on board. The computer also generates an
electronic POD (proof of delivery) which can be emailed to the
customer if required.
This updates forms part of Hall Fuels ongoing commitment to