LEADING time-critical delivery specialist, GBA Services, has invested again in the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter because of its proven reliability in a high-pressure environment.
Established in 1987, GBA who are based in Preston, run a large fleet of Sprinters, supplied by Dealer Ciceley Commercials, the reigning Mercedes-Benz Van Retailer of the Year, 45 of which are new 316CDI Long models.
GBA Services’ new vehicles will frequently be assigned to urgent ‘line-stopper’ deliveries, which entail delivering consignments to factories as quickly as possible, so production lines do not grind to a halt.
GBA’s latest Sprinters can be identified by a smart new vinyl wrap livery and replace a previous batch, which have been stood down.
Mercedes-Benz Vans are also renowned as some of the safest on the road and come with a market-leading array of active and passive features as standard. However, GBA Services has enhanced the specification of its latest vehicles further, by choosing the optional Driving Assistance Package.
This includes a suite of cutting-edge systems including:
- Collision Prevention Assist – this warns the driver if the vehicle is in danger of hitting an item in front and applies extra force if necessary during emergency stops;
- Lane Keeping Assist –sounds an audible alert if the driver strays out of the lane;
- Blind Spot Assist –shows a visible indicator in the driver’s side mirrors if another vehicle is alongside, and sounds an audible alert if the driver indicates while a vehicle is in the blind spot , and
- High Beam Assist – a radar-based system which scans the road ahead and switches between high and dipped beam headlights automatically, depending on traffic conditions.
Talking about the new Sprinters, Managing Director David Birkbeck said: “When we started out we chose Mercedes-Benz vehicles because of their excellent reputation for robust reliability. They’ve proved to be every bit as tough and dependable as we’d hoped, taking high mileages in their stride.
“When your customer has an entire assembly line waiting for your arrival, you can’t afford to send a vehicle that might break down on the way,” asserted Mr Birkbeck. “That’s why we put our trust in the Sprinter.”