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Palletised freight specialist, Orion Express Services Ltd, has reinforced its 20-year commitment to Renault Trucks by adding two 44 tonne T460s to its 7-strong fleet.  Supplied by BRS Ltd on a full contract hire package, the fuel efficient Euro 6 vehicles, are proving to be a big hit with both the experienced Orion Express Services’ drivers and their management team.

Working mainly on palletised freight distribution for blue chip food industry clients across the North West of England, the Range Ts run to Leeds, Bristol, Birmingham, Sheffield and Nottingham. General Manager, Lee Openshaw explained why he opted to keep his fleet Renault-exclusive:  “We have been a loyal Renault Trucks customer since my father started the company over 20 years ago.  It was the advancements in driver comfort and overall ease of use that were key in choosing the new Range T as replacements in our fleet. This, together with the excellent standard of service provided by the BRS Ltd team, sealed the deal. They really do go above and beyond and always resolve any issues that do arise as quickly as possible which is crucial for our business.”

Lee continued: “The potential for fuel savings compared to the Renault Premium are definitely there and once our drivers have completed their Optifuel driver training we will be able to really maximise the use of the new technology in this area.  Some of our long-standing drivers who usually think a truck is a truck have acknowledged that the Range T is something different and something special – they have even commented that they look forward to coming to work even more since they started driving them. Overall I am so impressed with the new Range T that I am looking to run 2 or 3 additional vehicles on a trial basis.”

Orion Express Services Ltd is based near Warrington in Lancashire and was established as a family business in 1994 by William and Sheila Openshaw.  It is committed to offering the highest standards in storage and distribution of palletised freight including pizza sauce and packaging for the food industry and has several blue chip food retailers as its clients.  Orion Express Services is a founding member of the Palletways Network, Europe’s largest provider of express palletised distribution services. The business has grown organically and was sold to David McClelland who has continued to invest in the business and equipment.