Balance of fleet tips toward Renault

Shropshire aggregate and landscaping supplier Evans Aggregates has added two Range C460 8x4s to its line-up, making the brands represented in its 13-truck mixed fleet a Renault majority. Equipped with Bulkrite insulated tipper bodies, the new Range Cs are used to transport its own bulk and bag aggregates across Shropshire and the West Midlands.

The decision to add the latest Range Cs was made following an evaluation of the truck's performance and reliability, as well as the service back-up, explains managing director Jonathan Evans: "Our business is expanding and we needed trucks that were up to the challenge. The first Range C introduced back in 2016 has proved itself in terms of fuel consumption, payload, durability and manoeuvrability and the back-up has been first-class.

We have a mixed fleet size of thirteen but eight of those are now Renault Trucks." Evans continues: "We took one Range C initially, which has worked well in our operation, so when we wanted some more, Renault Trucks was the natural first choice." They were supplied by Renault Trucks Commercials in Tipton. The latest Range Cs have been specified with Dura Bright alloy wheels, Fuel Eco Pack to maximise fuel consumption as well as Renault Truck's Road Pad Plus multimedia system with truck sat nav.

The trucks are on the most extensive repair and maintenance contract on offer, 'Start and Drive Excellence', as Jonathan explains: "We selected the Excellence package as it gives us total peace of mind.

The pre-planned service schedules allow us to plan effectively for maximum vehicle uptime and we know that our trucks are being maintained in top condition, maximising reliability as well as keeping the residual values high.

Local Renault Trucks dealer Perrys of Gobowen, carries out servicing and repairs.

The C460 tippers have an unladen weight of 12,000kg, which is claimed to be among the lightest in the market. Author
William Dalrymple Related Companies
Bulkrite Ltd
Perrys of Gobowen Ltd
Renault Trucks UK Ltd

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