FREIGHT MOVEMENT ORDERS FIRST RENAULT TRUCKS RANGE T IN WALES
“We attended the launch of the new range in Lyon and were pleased to see that Renault has taken on board the requirements of drivers."
Newport-based transport and logistics company, Freight Movement Ltd, has placed the first Welsh order for Renault Trucks’ new Range T. Supplied through Renault Trucks Cardiff, the four Range T 460 Euro 6 6x2 tractor units with sleeper cab have been acquired on a four year contract hire deal with BRS Ltd. The high-spec Range Ts, which went on the road in January 2014 together with brand new trailers, are additions to Freight Movement’s 35-strong fleet and play a key role in the company’s expansion plans to meet growing demand.
The new trucks, each fitted with fridge, Bluetooth and LED running lights, join Freight Movement’s national haulage fleet, covering up to 130,000 miles per year across the UK.
Paul Hurley, Managing Director, Freight Movement Ltd. says that the company was very impressed with Renault Trucks’ brand new line up: “We attended the launch of the new range in Lyon and were pleased to see that Renault has taken on board the requirements of drivers.
I think that the spacious new cab will surprise a lot of people - our drivers are often away for up to four nights a week and the combination of the larger cab size and improved layout will make for a much enhanced overnight experience.”
He continues: “We have always been happy with the reliable and economical performance of the current Renaults on our fleet and have purchased 10 Premiums in the last two years. If the fuel returns from the new T460s are anything like the Premiums, which return on average 9.8mpg to 10mpg, then we will be extremely happy.”
Speaking of the environmental benefits of the new Euro 6 models, Paul explains: “As a company we are aiming to be carbon neutral by 2016 and the Euro 6 T-range Renault trucks will help us achieve this. We have been renewing and replacing our fleet with new Renault trucks over the past few years and are currently on target to achieving our carbon neutral goal.”
Local dealer, Renault Trucks Cardiff will look after the trucks over the four year contract hire term. Pete Harris, Renault Trucks Cardiff says: “I was delighted to receive the early order from Freight Movement, a valued customer, and the Range T’s new larger cab will help us to grow their Renault fleet further. Freight Movement are a well known company in South Wales and the trucks are already being talked about and generating interest from other haulers and owner drivers in the area.”
Freight Movement Ltd. offers a complete logistics and vehicle management solution, providing national and international coverage, taking pride in service, efficiency and competitive prices. Based in Newport, South Wales, the company operates a fleet of over 35 vehicles and more than 50 trailers, as well as 35,000 sq ft of racked warehousing. Freight Movement’s continuous investment in technology and resources ensures an unrivalled range of value-added logistics services that include transport and logistics, warehousing and storage.
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