Independent wholesale flooring distributor Flanagan Flooring has added ten new Renault trucks, the first from the French manufacturer, to its 30-strong fleet.
The eight Renault Trucks D18 Wide 4X2 R250s along with two Range T380 26T 6X2 rigids, have been supplied by Diamond Trucks and have been specified with fuel economy in mind. The T380 rigids have Optidriver AT 2412F gearboxes with a gearshifting strategy optimised for Fuel Eco along with optional extras including hydraulic power steering, 4-point cab air suspension with ride height control system, ECO cruise control with Optiroll and the FMS Gateway fleet management interface 3.0.
The D18 Wides have the Global cab with Optitronic 6AS 1000 automated gearbox. Extras on the 4x2s include Advanced Emergency Braking System, FMS Gateway fleet management interface, Optifleet Check, Optifleet Map, rear air suspension, adjustable roof deflector and external sun visor.
Gareth McCollum, head of operations, said: “The new Renault trucks were purchased as a combination of both replacements and additions to the existing fleet to provide a suitable footprint for increased capacity and to allow future business growth. We conducted a comparison with several of the other main manufacturers and, together with some industry recommendations, Renault Trucks came out on top.”
The bodybuilding was carried out by Drumack Coachwork and are bespooke 8.5m GRP bodies with a 2-tonne rated winch, Palfinger F1500 tuckaway tail lift and a bespoke track and rail system.
“Both the D and T ranges have the exterior appearance, cab capacity and finish we were looking for. The box work was completed to our own specification and the company colours and branding and we are extremely pleased with the results. The drivers are suitably impressed with the greatly improved cab space, comfort and finish, good driving performance, smooth gears, reactive braking system and excellent visibility,” added McCollum.