Driving Force


With the order books as busy as ever, the Brown & Carroll transport department are constantly ferrying joinery and materials to and from our warehouses and various iconic London addresses. To meet these needs, we recently took delivery of two new Iveco vans, taking our current fleet to five.

These custom built vans are powered by the most eco-friendly Euro 6 Emission standard engines available. They’re safer too, thanks to the 360 degree vision afforded by Smart Eye Safety cameras and near side proximity sensors that warn the driver should any person stray into dangerous areas. Audible warnings advise vulnerable road users such as cyclists, when the vehicle is intending to turn left, while the forward facing cameras and fleet tracking system allow us to plan the most effective routes from the transport base.

However, it’s not just the environment and other road users who will benefit. Built-in air suspension generates a smoother ride for our product, ensuring it arrives unscathed and intact at its destination. More importantly, our drivers will welcome the increased comfort of a fully automatic, 8 speed gear box, driver air suspension seat, automated climate control, integrated sat-nav and media system. Plus, no need for the engine to be left running on those chilly early morning runs, as the independent cab heater reduces unnecessary exhaust emissions.

Brown & Carroll Transport Manager, Chris Barker, concludes:

“Our older vehicles remain in service, supporting the manufacturing process locally, where emissions requirements are less stringent. However, with these new vans providing additional load space and weight carrying capacity, a new tail lift design and driver safety equipment, we have secured a future proof delivery fleet for Brown & Carroll, that will take us well into the next decade.”