MERCEDES-BENZ vans are the rolling stock of choice for Rail Safety Solutions.
Protection for its employees was top of the agenda and the new fleet vehicles is used to transport safety contractors and other workers to and from job sites on the railway network across the country.
Since joining the Auctus Management Group less than three years ago, RSS has grown rapidly and now provides a range of track safety and workforce solutions to the likes of Babcock, AmeyColas, Colas Rail and Transport for London,
Birmingham-based RSS has acquired 22 vehicles, all of which arrived via Midlands Truck & Van and are the subject of a CharterWay contract hire agreement from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. They will be maintained within the manufacturer’s franchised UK network, with most of the work undertaken at the supplying Dealer’s workshop in Saltley, Birmingham.
Most are Long-bodied Vito 113 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Traveliner minibuses
Most are Long-bodied Vito 113 CDI BlueEFFICIENCY Traveliner minibuses with nine seats, although the line-up also includes 10 Dualiner models with second rows of seats – of these, two are Vito 113 CDI Longs and eight are smaller Citan 109 CDI Extra-longs.
Like all Mercedes-Benz Vans, the Vito and Citan are equipped with a an armoury of active and passive safety systems. These include the ADAPTIVE version of the Electronic Stability Program (ESP®) pioneered by Mercedes-Benz in partnership with Bosch, as well as Brake Assist and ABS, and flashing hazard warning lights that are switched on automatically under emergency braking.
Key to Rail Safety Solutions’ decision to put its faith in vehicles bearing the three-pointed star was a visit made as guests of Midlands Truck & Van, by Chief Executive Richard Toy and Fleet Manager Robert Barrett to the latest Mercedes-Benz VanExperience LIVE.
This unique event gives existing and prospective customers a chance to put the latest Mercedes-Benz Van models through their paces and compare them with competitors’ products.