Yodel puts safety first with 200 more Mercedes-Benz Sprinters

 The 200 Sprinter 314 CDI Long models will be based across the company’s nationwide network of 55 service centres.

They arrived via the Bolton branch of Dealer Ciceley Commercials and have joined a fleet of more than 800 vans, the vast majority of which also wear the famous three-pointed star.

Yodel delivers millions of parcels each week to every postcode in the country. Yodel’s Executive Chairman, Dick Stead, said: “We have been relying on Mercedes-Benz Sprinters since we began trading in 2010. They have proved to be extremely well built, with a genuine appetite for hard work.

“This robust dependability, supported by the fact that our drivers really like their vans, is what’s kept us coming back for more – although with these latest versions we’ve taken the opportunity to improve our specification in some key areas of safety and security.”

The vehicles are additionally fitted with the factory-option Parametric Special Module, a programmable computer interface which allows the customer to set a series of parameters controlling their performance and functions.

Yodel has opted to introduce settings that disable the radio whenever reverse gear is selected; limit reversing speed to 10 mph; switch on the hazard lights whenever a door is opened; and lock the doors automatically whenever a driver moves away from the vehicle or when the van is on the move. Safety has been further enhanced by the addition of optional reversing cameras.

“These improvements have made a great van even better, so we’re delighted with our new Sprinters,” continued Mr Stead.

“The support we receive from Mercedes-Benz is excellent too. We’ve always dealt with Ciceley Commercials and they look after us extremely well, while staff at the other Dealer workshops across the country in which our vehicles are maintained also provide a very high level of service."

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Tuesday 20th June 2017