Swindon-based FMT Logistics Ltd has turned to Renault as it expands its fleet of 23 tractors, which haul refrigerated trailers throughout the UK and Europe. The new truck, supplied by Sparks Commercials, is a T520 High 6x2 pusher. Its 12-speed OptiDriver transmission is assisted by ECO cruise control with Optiroll. Extras fitted include roof mounted air horns, roof deflector, heated luxury seat, 40-litre “quiet” fridge and the ROADPAD+ infotainment system.
Explaining the move to the French marque, FMT Logistics director, Filipe Mendes says “We were in the market for a new vehicle and after speaking to Roger Millet at Sparks Commercials and listening to what he could offer, it made sense to try out the T High. We always have two or three different manufacturers on our fleet and we are very happy with Renault Trucks and the service they and Sparks Commercials provide.
“The T High is specifically designed for the type of work FMT Logistics does. There is plenty of space in the cab and we have specified the optional extras on top to ensure the driver has everything he needs to be comfortable especially as he is out on the road all week. We have received excellent initial feedback and have a further two T Highs on order.
“In our four years of trading, we have seen massive growth in our business and have been fortunate enough to have survived a pandemic and continue to attract new business. This has only been possible due to the hard work of all our drivers, planners and everyone involved with FMT Logistics. Like all businesses the increased costs on fuel and equipment is challenging but with such a great team and vehicles such as the T High, we are confident that our business will continue to flourish.”