AKR Constructions owner, Anthony Robson, has called for Advanced Emergency Braking (AEB), a standard feature on his new Fuso Canter, to be made mandatory across all commercial vehicles.
The Sydney builder recently upgraded his work truck which he also uses for family getaways on weekends.
Safety remains for Robson a crucial factor in his daily operations.
At present the Fuso Canter is the only light truck in Australia equipped with AEB.
All Canters, except for the off-road 4x4 model, are fitted with the technology as part of its Safety Pack, which also includes Electronic Stability Control and Lane Departure Warning.
Robson is especially interested in AEB, which uses a radar mounted in the front bumper along with a camera mounted on the dashboard, given he chose a crew cab in order to get out on the road with his wife, two kids and their Australian Bulldog.
“I’m really glad that my truck has AEB and I reckon they should all have it,” Robson said.
“I chose the Canter with a crew cab because I needed a decent sized tray as well as additional space for the family at weekends,” he said.
“It does the job well at work and then you can head off on holidays with room for everyone and all their stuff without having to tow a trailer.”
Robson had considered a van-based cab chassis with a tray, but said it was a more expensive option than the Canter and would have also required upgraded suspension.
The Canter, which features a six-speed dual clutch Duonic Automated Manual Transmission as standard, also has a class-leading tare weight, which allows for more payload according to a release put out by Daimler Trucks.
One of the features that attracted Robson to the 515 Canter was the lengthy manufacturer’s warranty, which covers his model for five years or 200,000km, whichever comes first.
Robson also chose the Fuso agility finance option, which gives him a guaranteed buy back price at the end of the agreed term.
He can then choose to trade in the truck and use the positive equity on his next Fuso, pay it out and keep the truck or hand it back. Terms and conditions apply.
Fuso is currently has a special offer available on 2019-plated Canters sold before June 30, which delivers two years of free Best Basic servicing.