A Stern View On Safety In Big Fleet Upgrade

Sternfenster has added four new lorries to is fleet, which prioritise the safety of other road users while ensuring all products reach their destination damage-free.

The 18-tonne ULEZ-compliant DAF lorries represent an investment of £480,000 and are modern additions to the trade fabricator’s established fleet that offer improvements in key areas.

Primarily, the hard-sided trailers are fully kitted out to comfortably transport 70 frames and 175 glass units per box. Carpet-lined runners on the walls and foam protection on all securing poles, reduce impact damage, while extra pole locking positions have also been included to secure the glass stanchions.


 “Sternfenster is committed to guaranteeing that all windows and doors leave our premises in perfect condition. “It is also our responsibility to ensure that they are delivered to site in one piece and blemish-free, which is why we’ve invested in our fleet.”

– Nathan Court 

Sales director, Sternfenster


Tracking delivery

“The window and door supply chain has come under immense pressure over the last two years. We need to do all we can to reduce the areas in production where pressures can occur - and that includes delivery,” adds Sternfenster’s Court. “As well as focusing on the careful handling of products, all our lorries are tracked, so that customers can be kept up to date with estimated delivery times.”



Sternfenster has a ‘people-first strategy’, which has influenced the design of certain aspects of the tractor unit. For example, all vehicles are fitted with DVS (driver vision standard) and forward-facing cameras to help ensure the safety of all road users, including pedestrians and cyclists. Driver comfort is also important, with the cabs kitted out with microwaves, televisions and fridges.

“We are a recognised as an Investors in People Silver Award-winning employer and we understand that looking after our staff is not only the right thing to do but we also benefit as a business,” Adds Court. “In the case of our drivers, if they are refreshed and happy when they deliver our products, it helps to reduce the possibility of human error.”

Sternfenster has also spent a further £60,000 refurbishing its existing lorries to bring them up to a similar standard.

Picture: Sternfenster’s new additions to its fleet.



Article written by Cathryn Ellis
24th February 2022


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