HAWK EXPRESS CONVERTS TO 100% RENAULT TRUCKS
Ipswich-based haulier Hawk Express Limited has converted its fleet to 100% Renault Trucks following the introduction of five Renault Range T460.25 6x2 E6 tractor units with sleeper cabs. Supplied by Renault Trucks Felixstowe, two of the new Range Ts replace the final outgoing Ivecos.
Hawk Express, which was previously a four manufacturer mixed fleet, provides customised logistics and delivery services and the new Range Ts will be used for the company’s core general groupage distribution across the UK. General Manager, Richard Davies, explained why he chose to make his fleet exclusively Renault: “We’ve had Renault Premiums in our fleet and found them to be extremely reliable vehicles. Significantly, we’ve also found Renault Trucks to be very supportive of our business and having that understanding, back up and support together with reliable vehicles and a cost-effective package was the winning combination. We also really liked the look of the new Range T and all the improvements that have been made.”
Richard continued: “The vehicles have certainly packed a punch. They are very good on fuel economy and we are getting in the high 10mpgs, which is pretty impressive for a new vehicle that is still running in. They also really stand out at the port of Felixstowe and have made a good impression with other operators. Our drivers find them very comfortable, which is crucial as they are staying out 2-3 nights a week, and have commented that the Range T pulls very well. Overall, we have found them to be very reliable and an excellent all-round workhorse which is exactly what we need.”
Hawk Express Limited offers a wide range of customised logistics and delivery services across the UK from their base in Ipswich. The company has steadily grown by providing tailored services to a wide range of customers and offering same day express, next day pallets, 2-3 day pallets, part and full loads, warehousing and ADR. First established over 15 years ago, the Hawk Express team strives to bring excellence, professionalism and service to its customers. Based close to the port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest port, Hawk Express can offer everything from LCL deliveries, an urgent envelope of documents, regular consignments, a one-off logistical solution right through to specialist project management that meets the needs of their customer base around the country.