Hargreaves switch to IVECO due to dealer support

George Barrow
August 26, 2019

Hargreaves Industrial Services has taken delivery of 12 new IVECO Stralis Hi-Road tractor units thanks to the servicing availability of North East Truck & Van (NETV).

Overnight servicing and maintenance from the main dealer, which is just two miles away, was a key reason for the conquest deal taking place with the new units arriving into the 24-strong fleet. The IVECOs are the first to be operated by Hargreaves who will use them across Humberside.

The Stralis models are Hi-Road 6x2s producing 460hp and 2,150Nm of torque from a 11.1-litre Cursor 11 diesel engine via a 12-speed automated gearbox. The tractor units, which are now the only marque on Hargreaves’ artic tipper fleet, will operate with tri-axle Weightlifter tipping trailers.

Trevor Holland, warehouse and distribution manager at Hargreaves Industrial Services, said: “Reducing downtime is critical for our work, so being able to benefit from an IVECO dealership which is open 24 hours a day during the week, and right on our doorstep, sealed the deal. Our drivers can now drop the trucks off in the evening, trusting fully that the team at NETV will have them ready to pick-up the next morning.”

It is also the first time that Hargreaves has done business with NETV, with Holland adding that they found the team extremely helpful from start to finish.

“They understood how important it is for our trucks to be on the road when we need them most, and tailored the deal to include scheduled overnight maintenance. We also looked very carefully at the spec of the Stralis Hi-Road and have full trust in it to deliver exactly what we need,” he added.

The new AT440S46TX/P units have been specified with automatic rear door release for the tipping trailer, as well as on-board weighing equipment to ensure the trailer aren’t overloaded while operating seven days a week and running for around 50,000km per year.

All servicing and maintenance will be carried out at NETV’s site in Immingham as part of a five-year IVECO Elements repair and maintenance package.

About the Author

George Barrow

George Barrow has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years, starting off his career in the car industry and ending up in commercial vehicles via a brief detour to cover technology, science and start-ups. Often found behind the wheel of a new product, his real interest lies in the business side of the automotive industry. George is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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