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07.04.2016

J L PRIESTLEY BULK SERVICES EXPANDS FLEET WITH RENAULT TRUCKS FOLLOWING TOP CLASS SERVICE FROM THOMPSON COMMERCIALS

J L PRIESTLEY BULK SERVICES EXPANDS FLEET

Following an expansion in its business, Lincolnshire-based J L Priestley Bulk Services (JLP), has selected five new Renault Trucks as the latest additions to its fleet. Three 44-tonne Range T460 6x2 tractor units and two 32-tonne Range C430 8x4s with high roof sleeper cabs join the 10-strong line-up and are being used for the company’s paper and compost recycling services across Derbyshire and Yorkshire.

Supplied by Renault Trucks’ approved dealer, Thompson Commercials (Boston), the new trucks are on a 4-year full R&M contract.  The Range Cs were specially adapted to meet JLP’s requirements, fitted with an Aliweld fixed high side monocoque tipping body with hydraulic-operated tailboard, purpose-designed to match JLP’s recycling operations.

The new vehicles were not only chosen for their performance, but also the exemplary service and long-standing relationship with Thompson Commercials, as JLP’s Transport Manager, Paul Clark, explains: “As we have been running Renault Premiums successfully for many years, taking the Range T was the next logical progression for our company. We’ve worked with Thompson Commercials over the years and found their service to be second-to-none so we had no hesitation in contacting them again for our latest requirements. They have once again really listened to our needs and provided trucks and a service package all designed to keep our company on the move.”

An impressive cab, together with good driver acceptability, were also key factors in vehicle selection, as Paul continues: “We found the Range C’s cab layout to be excellent and with all the strength and protection around it, coupled with the vehicle’s impressive payload of 19860kgs, it’s an excellent choice for our operation. Our drivers love them too and the icing on the cake is that we are getting an initial MPG increase of 0.4% and it’s still very early days.”

Richard Laws-Chapman, Thompson Commercials (Boston) comments on the deal: “Our priority is to provide our customers with some of the best vehicles on the market as well as a first class back-up service to ensure minimal downtime. I’ve worked with JLP for many years and we are delighted to provide them with their latest vehicles and believe we have provided a great overall package for their particular operation.”

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