Based in Avonmouth, Poole and Taunton, the medium-length, standard-height newcomers are active in a 10,000km2 area that encompasses Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, most of Wiltshire and parts of Gloucestershire and Hampshire.

One key benefit of the Rioned equipment is that it can be housed inside the van’s load area and operated by the driver. The system previously used had to be towed on a trailer and required a two-man crew. Fareham Mercedes dealer Pentagon supplied the Sprinters.