Latest News - 2015


Kingston Carton takes delivery of new vehicle fleet


Kingston Carton Company Ltd have taken delivery of their first new truck in a phased replacement and expansion of the fleet of delivery vehicles. The new Mercedes Antos 2535L vehicles all have the Mercedes Blue Tech Euro VI engines Euro VI enforces a large reduction in pollutants: Over 99% reduction in particulate matter over 97% reduction in NOx gasses. Ensuring they are as environmentally efficient as possible and meeting the most stringent European legislation. Each vehicle comes with many added extras and safety features to aid both the driver and the tranportation of goods, such as state of the art proximity control assist which is designed for relaxed, safe driving by automatically adapting the speed and proximity of the Antos to the changing driving situation using the integral cruise and braking speed control. The system also incorporates a stop-and-go function to further relieve the strain on the driver. Proximity Control Assist can automatically bring the Antos to a complete stop, for instance when traffic starts to tail back – and when things start moving, the truck slowly pulls away again. Both the truck and trailer come with bungee strapping to ensure that pallets are held securely and arrive in perfect condition. Reversing cameras also assist the driver giving all round vison and peace of mind to the driver other road users and pedestrians. Mr Arend Buitendam (Managing Director) seen here takes delivery of the first truck from Keith Silvey of Mercedes Northside Truck & Van Ltd.