In an important conquest deal, waste management and recycling specialists, Wicks Group has taken delivery of a top spec 44-tonne Range T520 tag and Range C430 8x4 drawbar unit. Both vehicles are supplied by Renault Trucks’ approved dealer, Border Trucks Ltd. of Carlisle.

The Range T, which went on the road in September 2015, is being used for Wicks Group’s bulk tipper work and has already been put to the test for waste recycling primarily across the North of England from Yorkshire into the Scottish borders. It features tipping and walking floor hydraulics, Voith retarder, Dura-Bright alloys, light bar and a 9-tonne front axle.

The Range C drawbar skip carrier, fitted with Multilift XR24S:55 hooklift equipment, was delivered in this month.

The competitive warranty package on offer, as well as the formidable reputation of the Range T, were key factors in introducing the new vehicle brand into its fleet.

“I was looking for an additional vehicle for our line-up and I’d seen the press about the Range T - including its accolade as ‘International Truck of the Year 2015’ - and I was impressed,” explains Managing Director, David Wicks. “This, together with a comprehensive 3-year warranty package sealed the deal.”

“The Range T was the first Renault Truck on our fleet and it’s been very positive to see it already returning a great fuel consumption of 7mpg which is equivalent or better than our existing trucks. This is a very good return for the type of work it does and I am confident that the fuel returns will improve further over time as the vehicle runs in.”

David continues, “Introducing a new vehicle brand into a fleet can be a tricky business, but the new Range T has completely won over my drivers - they really like it, finding it comfortable and extremely powerful. The Range C, has just gone on the road, but has also been very well received - the driver loves it and has said he wouldn’t have his old truck back!”

Operating out of the Wicks Groups’ Barrow-in-Furness base, these are the first Renault Trucks to join the company’s 13-strong fleet.

Based in Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria and established in 1963, the Wicks Group offers skip hire, a complete waste management and recycling service, haulage and warehousing, and third party commercial vehicle maintenance.

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