RANGE T HIGH TO SHOWCASE FIFTH GEAR TRANSPORT’S NEW LIVERY
To showcase the launch of its striking new livery, Ipswich-based Fifth Gear Transport Services has selected the Range T High with flat floor cab for its new flagship vehicles. The specialist in chilled, frozen and ambient distribution has put three Range T480 High 6x2 pusher axle tractor units into service operating out of Felixstowe on general container distribution across the UK.
Taking pride of place in Fifth Gear Transport’s 38-strong fleet, the new vehicles were specifically selected to launch the company’s new livery as Dave Warburton, Operations Manager explains: “We wanted something impressive, a real head-turner to promote our new livery. The highly-coveted Range T High with its spacious cab and good looks ticked all of our boxes.”
Positive experience with Renault Trucks with Premiums and Range Ts made the T High a natural choice to enhance the driver’s life on the road, as well as reflecting the company’s strong brand image.
Dave Warburton says: “We wanted something special for our container runs out of Felixstowe. The trucks are working five days and nights a week on long distances all across the UK. The T High, with its flat floor, delivers a spacious and comfortable home-from-home environment specifically designed with driver comfort in mind for long journeys – our drivers are absolutely delighted!”
Supplied by Renault Trucks dealer Norfolk Truck and Van, the high specification 13 litre Range T480 Highs are equipped with ultimate upper bunk, air-suspended heated and ventilated seat and 40L quiet fridge.
For Fifth Gear, Renault Trucks’ Optidriver gearbox AT 2412F with automated clutch, 2400 Nm torque, 12 forward and 3 reverse gears with choice of automatic or manual mode on the steering wheel make the new trucks a firm favourite with Dave and the drivers. He notes: “As well as being fantastic all-round motors, the transmission is the best on the market, gear selection is quick and smooth, selecting the right gear depending on the speed and driving style - it just makes for a more comfortable drive.”
The T Highs are on a 3 year full repair and maintenance contract with all work undertaken by Norfolk Truck and Van. Dave concludes: “We work on time critical deliveries for our customers and we have a great relationship with Norfolk Truck and Van. The team understands our business and always get the work done in an efficient and timely manner, I can’t fault them at all.”