Mighty Reliable: Renault Trucks covers more miles for Floors N Carpets
Blackburn-based Floors N Carpets Ltd, an independent wholesale distributor of carpets, flooring and accessories, has added a new D18 Wide R250 to its now 8-strong Renault Trucks exclusive fleet. The new D18 wide joins the company’s first 09-plated Renault Trucks Midlum, which is still delivering outstanding service with over 1.1 million km on the clock. Supplied by JDS Truck and Van, the new D18 Wide is fitted with a GRP box body with 500KG Bushey Hall Carpet Tug, with rear and side door apertures and a 1500KG Anteo Rep 15LR HS tuckaway tail lift to deliver rolls of carpet, vinyl, grass as well as pallets of laminate/LVT and all flooring accessories to its customer base across the UK.
Floors n Carpets’ business picked up during the summer months as home renovations peaked due to holidays and good weather, so reliable trucks were a priority as Director Lookmaan Namaji explains: “As a flooring distributor we send vehicles to different geographical areas in order to commit to our next day delivery service.” Lookmaan Namaji continues: “The trucks need to be reliable enough to travel the distance and also spacious enough to carry the volume of goods. We already have several Renault Trucks Ds on the fleet so we know they are reliable and will do their job, allowing us to continue to fulfil our excellent customer service.”
The Ds are fitted with additional safety specifications including passenger side Vision Door with lower tinted window, Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Anti-slip regulation (ASR), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Braking performance warning, Electronic Stability Control (ESC) trajectory control and anti-rollover system and Emergency Brake Assist (EBA). Explaining how the D fits into the Floors n Carpets operation, Lookmaan Namaji, says: “It’s a perfect fit for our deliveries as the space allows us to load sufficiently for our daily run and it helps to make the driver’s life stress-free as there’s easy access from the back and the side door for loading and unloading too.” Floors N Carpet’s first Renault Truck was a Midlum 240.18 HEAVY 4X2, purchased as with all the fleet with an initial two-year Renault Trucks full repair and maintenance contract, and then continually fully repaired and maintained by JDS Truck and Van Blackburn. This first purchase was back in 2009 and has since clocked up a mighty 1.1 million km and is still going strong: testament to the product and service standards.
“Since our first Renault Trucks Midlum, which is still out on the road delivering to our customers throughout the UK, every vehicle we have purchased has been a Renault Truck; they never let us down!” concludes Lookmaan.
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