NEW RENAULT PREMIUM GOES ‘BACK TO THE 60s’ FOR HINGLEY TRANSPORT’S 45TH ANNIVERSARY
Leading steel carrying haulier, A Hingley Transport Ltd., has taken delivery of a new Renault Premium 460 6x2 tractor unit, through Renault Trucks Midlands. To mark the company’s 45th Anniversary, the vehicle has been decorated in Hingley Transport’s original 1960s livery. The Renault Premium, with Privilege cab, has a steel carrying trailer which also features the original corporate colours. Hingley Transport has a long-standing relationship with Renault Trucks, with the marque making up three quarters of its 80 strong fleet.
Based in the West Midlands, the Renault Premium ‘Anniversary Truck’ will operate across the UK, on contract work for blue chip clients, including Tata Steel and Norbert Dentressangle.
Dave Smith, Finance Director, Hingley Transport says: “We added the first Renault trucks to our predominantly Scania fleet in 2000 when we were awarded a major contract with what was then Corus Steel UK Ltd. Renault has always been competitively priced, with a great total package supplied by Renault Trucks Midlands.”
He continues: “Most importantly for our contract work, the Renaults have also been very reliable trucks, which is why Renault now makes up the vast majority of our fleet. It seems fitting, therefore, that our flagship anniversary truck should be a Renault.”
Hingley Transport cites a good working relationship with the local dealer as a key factor in the company’s loyalty to Renault Trucks. Renault Trucks Midlands undertakes all repair and maintenance of the Renault trucks on Hingley Transport’s fleet, as well as their 150-strong trailer fleet.
A Hingley Transport was set up in 1968 by the late Arthur Hingley and his sons Alan and Ray. The business has grown from a single truck to become what is now the largest private steel carrying transport company in the West Midlands, with a fleet of 80 tractor units and 150 trailers. As well as offering a portfolio of general haulage services, A Hingley Transport delivers in excess of one million tonnes of steel related products a year throughout the UK. The company’s trailer division, Hingley’s Trailers, specialises in the manufacture of high quality, bespoke trailers to meet exacting operational requirements. Its Recovery Division, A Hingley Recovery Services operates a comprehensive vehicle and heavy plant recovery service. The company also has a training division, A Hingley Training Services, which offers a range of HGV Driver Training Courses designed to offer personalised training for both new and existing drivers. A Hingley Training Services is an affiliate of Skills for Logistics, the Sector Skills Council for the freight logistics industries.