As a former truck driver, transport company owner Cris Calina relies on the Econic.
From driver to Managing Director: Cris Calina has achieved his dream of owning a company while remaining true to his passion for trucks. In the meantime, his company has "come of age". In 2002 the Briton started his business with just one vehicle; now 35 trucks transport wet cement in his name throughout the south-east London area. He makes his business decisions based on his own practical experience. Recently he bought a new Econic cement mixer – the sixth in his fleet. Because he is completely convinced of the benefits of the Mercedes-Benz Special Truck.
After only a short time at the wheel of the Econic, it was clear to our drivers just how much better visibility is and how much less stressful the job is as a result.
Cris Calina, Managing Director, Cris Services Group
Econic impresses drivers.
Admittedly, not all his drivers were convinced from the very beginning. With its low-entry design, for many, the Econic differs considerably from the classic image of a truck. Initially several of his drivers reacted to this with scepticism, Cris Calina remembers. However, "After only a short time at the wheel of the Econic, it was clear to them just how much better visibility is and how much less stressful the job is as a result."
More than just a cool look.
The Econic is defined by an overall concept that focuses on the safety of the crew and other road users. The low entry with its two steps reduces the strain on those getting in the cab and saves time. The low panoramic windscreen and the fully glazed folding side door on the Econic provide for an extensive, direct view of traffic and construction site workers. Together with the seat position which is much lower than in a typical construction vehicle, this means that the driver has direct eye contact with cyclists and pedestrians at junctions or in queues.