SALFORD VAN HIRE CHOOSES RENAULT TRUCKS FOR COMPANY’S 50th ANNIVERSARY
Salford Van Hire, one of the UK’s leading vehicle rental companies, has chosen the new Renault Trucks range to expand and update its fleet with thirty-five 44 tonne Range T460 6x2 tractor units with sleeper cabs and twenty 18 tonne Range D18s with 27ft GRP box bodies and tail lifts. A further seventeen 12 and 18 tonne Range Ds are also on order. The trucks, which all carry Salford Van Hire’s livery as well as the company’s 50th Anniversary (1965-2015) logo, began joining the 6,300-strong mixed Renault, DAF, Mercedes and Iveco commercial fleet at the end of 2014.
The new Range T and Ds are being put to the test across the UK by Salford Van Hire’s clients. The 12 tonne Range Ds add a new offering to hirers who need extra weight above 7.5 tonnes, while the 18 tonne Range Ds are replacement vehicles for the Salford Van Hire fleet. Commenting on his decision to bring the new Renaults on board, Director, Alessandro Bacci, said: “2015 is a special year for Salford Van Hire as we celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We chose Renault Trucks as we have had success with them over the last 12 years and they have proven to be particularly reliable.
We turned to Renault as we needed some new vehicles to keep a-pace with our client’s business needs as well as keeping our fleet up to date with flagship models.”
Alessandro continued: “I am delighted to say that the new range is being readily accepted by hirers, who find the new style of cab appealing, and we have had no adverse comments at all. Up to now we are happy, as are the end users, and we are starting to get comments back that the Euro 6 vehicles are getting more miles to the gallon too!”
For 50 years, Salford Van Hire has been renowned for the exceptional quality and value of self-drive commercial vehicle hire, trailer rental and car hire service. With offices in Manchester and Leeds, Salford Van Hire also owns one of the largest contract hire fleets with a host of blue chip names, including some of the biggest companies in third party logistics, all operating Salford Van Hire vehicles throughout the UK.
Salford Van Hire has recently added a Trailer Rental Service which complements their large fleet of tractor units that, together with the team of Transport Consultants, ensures that the company has the commitment, resources and expertise to provide its clients with a highly competitive transport solution – from a one day self drive spot hire van to providing peak period solutions to fleets with HGVs and tractor units, all the way up to a whole contract hire fleet of specialist vehicles operating nationwide in major distribution companies.