Bury St Edmunds-based Glasswells invests in removals fleet

Bob Allen and Martin Gordon with Glasswells' latest new DAF removals lorry.

Bob Allen and Martin Gordon with Glasswells' latest new DAF removals lorry. - Credit: Archant

Bury St Edmunds-based Glasswells has upgraded its fleet of removals vehicles by taking delivery of a new DAF “Euro 6” lorry, representing an investment of more than £80,000.

The new low emission truck features a larger and more comfortable sleeping area for the crew, making it ideal for European and long distance moves.

It is the third new vehicle of this design that the family-owned business has acquired in the past 18 months. The 15 tonne HGVs have been developed for maximum transport efficiency offering low operational costs, optimum vehicle performance and an even higher level of driver safety.

Environmentally, the trucks satisfy the EU Directive on low emissions and, therefore, can be used to enter low-emission zones throughout Europe such as London and Paris.

To top it off, Glasswells appointed Hatcher, a cab conversion specialist in Framlingham, to provide the crew with two separate sleeping areas, delivering a much better level of comfort and privacy for those overnight jobs.

Bob Allen, removal and transport manager, said: “This particular type of lorry is very good news for our customers. We can safely pack possessions directly into containers which are then simply loaded on and off the vehicle, greatly reducing the risk of any breakages or losses.

“The extra sleeping space means that the drivers not only get good night’s sleep, but are also able to stay on board with our customers belongings from the moment they leave our warehouse until they arrive at the new home.”

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Glasswells is a member of the British Association of Removers and have been relocating families for nearly 70 years, offering a tailor made service with the option of storage facilities at its warehouse in Bury St Edmunds.