RANGE C - IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT SPACE FOR GARETH DAVIES
Space, comfort and performance - the Renault Trucks Range C is the winning formula for owner-driver Gareth Davies, who has taken delivery of his first-ever Renault truck. The 32-tonne Range C460 8x4, which operates on haulage contracts all over the UK, undertakes long and short haul tipper movements for well-established company, Clwyd Transport Services Ltd, based at Wrexham.
The new Range C was the standout vehicle of choice for Gareth Davies, offering the ultimate in driver comfort as well as performance. He says: “As I’m away all week, space is key for me. It feels like it’s got 10 times more room than my old truck; it’s as if the Range C was designed by a driver and built with the driver top of mind. The comfort is second-to-none and there’s so much room in the cab that I can actually stand up to get dressed !”
Supplied by JDS Truck and Van, Manchester, the new Range C with sleeper cab is fitted to a 4’6” Fruehauf planksider semi-bulker tipping body and has additional chassis reinforcement from the front of the drive axle to the rear for greater durability working on challenging construction sites.
Recommendation played a part in his new vehicle selection, as Gareth says: “The Range C came highly recommend to me by other operators, so I just sat in one and was blown away. The competitive deal on the table including a four-year warranty was the icing on the cake.”
Gareth chose a plethora of cab interior extras including luxury heated seats with leather trim, performance lower bunk with dedicated lighting and remote control, 24-litre ‘quiet’ fridge, night heater, ultimate leather steering wheel with cruise and telephone control.
As Gareth adds, “I’m out on the road, sleeping overnight, so I went with some nice extra touches to make life more comfortable on board.”
JDS Trucks went the ‘extra mile’ for Gareth and he’s been delighted with the service received: “James Duffy from JDS has been on the ball throughout the sales process making sure the truck was exactly what I wanted. The aftersales service has been excellent too - I really can’t fault them at all.”
Summing up Gareth says: “The Range C doesn’t disappoint and I couldn’t have chosen a better truck. It’s been on the road now for about six weeks and, as well as the comfort, the initial fuel figures are promising and it looks like I’m getting an additional 3mpg more than my old vehicle.”