J&B Recycling is a waste disposal company headquartered in Hartlepool .Over 200 people are employed by this company. Mercedes-Benz Trucks' dependability, performance, and protection technology are trusted by the company. So, this recycling company has ordered two more 26-tonne Econic 2630 LS series, which are the first low-entry Econic vehicles to come standard with Active Brake Assist 5.
Matt Tyrie, Operations Manager said:
"Our fleet regeneration program is designed to keep interruptions at bay which would otherwise impact the service we offer our customers. It also protects our company against the risk of rising costs. So I'm firmly of the belief that our investments in Mercedes-Benz vehicles won't just strengthen our market position but will also offer greater safety during daily operations in rush-hour traffic."
The Mercedes-Benz Econic 2630 LS vehicles with waste compactor bodies have a steering rear axle, which improves maneuverability by reducing the turning radius dramatically. Their OM 936 six-cylinder inline engines produce 299 hp and are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The cars are now packed with the most up-to-date safety features. The regular Active Brake Assist 5 is one of the technologies on board.
At speeds of up to 90 km/h, ABA 5 can detect vehicles in front of it as well as stationary objects within its own lane. A three-stage response is triggered if a risky condition arises: first, the device alerts the driver using visual and auditory signals. If the driver does not respond, a partial application of the brakes is applied.
In the case that the driver continues to fail to respond, step 3 is activated: ABA 5 applies full brakes to bring the truck to a complete stop. The hazard warning lights are activated as a result, alerting traffic behind you. J&B Recycling's fleet of 21 vehicles has five Mercedes-Benz Econic vans. The fleet extracts over 200,000 tonnes of waste from industrial and private properties per year. The corporation is headquartered in the port town of Hartlepool in northeast England, which is also home to HMS Trincomalee, the world's oldest frigate ever afloat.