Volvo dealer Truck and Bus Wales & West is working with Hills Quarry Products to make cycling safer through the Mineral Products Association’s (MPA) national Cycle Safe campaign at two cycling events.
The company’s vehicles were on show at the Castle Combe Cycling Festival on and at Big Bike Week Show in Swindon, both taking plac in June.
Hills Quarry Products is showing two Volvo FMs that have been equipped by the Volvo dealership with near-side mounted sensors, and wide angle, rear view cameras located under the front indicators. A colour monitor in the cab provides the driver with a clear view of cyclists and pedestrians in the zones around the cab sides.
Both FMs on display at the cycling events have been specified by Hills Quarry Products with Volvo’s static cornering lights. These help the driver by panning round to illuminate the area around the front corners of the truck when the driver indicates.
Three new Volvo trucks on order have already been specified with the above cycle safety measures which will become standard equipment for Hills Quarry Products trucks in the future.