For the smaller consignments, we have a fleet of EXII specialised vehicles at our disposal. Each and every vehicle has an ADR certification to EXII level, which allows us to create both a time and cost effective logistical solutions that suits our customers requirements.
Their smaller size and increased speed capabilities over the larger trucks allows them to effectively respond when an RDD (Required Delivery Date) is of upmost priority. In addition to our EXII Vehicles being faster, they are also more efficient, allowing us to not only provide a time-efficient service, but also a cost-effective one.
Over recent years, the regulations surrounding the safe transport of Section 5 and UN Class 1 have continually tightened – an inevitable aspect given the highly attractive natures of these cargos. We have therefore adopted a maximum security approach to our fleet of EXII vans, and launched the Total Guarding System initiative.
Total Guarding System
In order to enhance our EXII fleet further, we have invested in designing bespoke cages for our vans in order to transport Section 5 and ADR Class 1 in one with the UK MoD Regulations.
The pictures to the right illustrate the second evolution of our prototype that we had commissioned. As you can see, security is at the forefront of the design, ensuring any cargo inside the cage structure cannot be easily accessed.
As a result of being involved within a working group on behalf of the UK MoD, we have developed our solution. During the design process, there was only one aspect in mind – Security. From what began with an idea and computer drawings, the new structurally enhancing unit is a robust feature of our EXII vehicles.
Initial impressions of the Total Guarding System have been extremely positive, from both our Defence customers and Customs officials alike. As with our EXIII Ekeri trailers, we expect this level of security will become the industry standard in the due course of time. A brief overview of our caged EXII vehicles can be found below.
Key features of our EXII fleet include the following
♠ ADR EXII Certified
♠ Real-Time Vehicle GPS Tracking 24/7
♠ Total Guarding System (Integral Steel Construction/Deadlocks)
♠ MoD Approved Alarm
♠ Complete Central Locking
♠ Double/Single Manned (SC)
♠ Unique Airbourne Markings
♠ Professionally Fitted “Thatcham Approved” Deadlocks on external access Doors
♠ Exterior Seal Mounting Points (Unique Seals are provided for total security)
As of January 2014, the UK MoD introduced new regulations surrounding the transport of sensitive MoD owned/destined goods, which means they must be escorted at all times. Having learned this regulation change since its inception, we have gained a vast amount of experience, whether it’s from the requirement of having an escort vehicle, to the operational procedures that need to be in place.