O’Donovan Waste Disposal has taken delivery of two 18-tonne, Volvo FL-250 rigids with low-level nearside windows and rear-facing cameras for enhanced visibility.

The firm's MD Jacqui O’Donovan said the firm had worked closely over the years with the Volvo Truck and Bus Centre London in Enfield, which supplied the trucks.

She added: “We are a family business so relationships are paramount. Obviously, driver safety and visibility from the cab are also of vital importance to us, as is reliability.

"Volvo satisfies these fundamentals and that is why the majority of our 85-strong fleet is Volvo.”

Both skip trucks have day cabs and are also fitted with additional nearside and forward facing cameras as well as a side scanner that alerts the driver when something is sensed to the left.

By Carol Millett