Tuesday 16th March 2021, 2:09pm

As part of our commitment to reduce our carbon footprint, we have completed the full upgrade of our lorry fleet to low emission Euro 6 engines.

Euro 6 engines reduce sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon and diesel particulate matter emissions as well as CO2 so they are less harmful to the environment. The new lorries are an investment in the future of Maidenhead and Berkshire, and are part of Summerleaze’s mission to adopt the most environmentally friendly and safe work practices for the benefit of future generations.

Transport Manager Steve Cook, explains:

‘Under the Climate Change Act, the UK must cut its carbon emissions by 80% on 1990 levels by 2050 to improve overall air quality. As one of the county’s biggest transport companies, we want to ensure that we play our part in this important initiative and ensure that we fulfil our obligation to the local community by reducing our carbon footprint. We deliver aggregates within a 15-mile radius of our base on Summerleaze Road so we want to do this in the most environmentally friendly way possible.’

He goes on to say:

‘We’ve also invested in a four-way camera safety system which ensures that there are no blind spots and is designed to make road travel safer for all road users, especially cyclists.’

Summerleaze is a member of The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS), a voluntary accreditation scheme which promotes best practice for commercial vehicle operators.