K&H Bakewell takes delivery of its first Renault trucks

Will Shiers
November 24, 2022

RH Commercial Vehicles (RHCV) has supplied Newhaven-based K&H Bakewell with its first ever Renault trucks, a pair of T-High 520 6x2 tractor units.

Pete Lowery, director of K&H Bakewell, said he was impressed with the dealer, both in term of its communications, but also with the quick delivery of the trucks.

He said: “There is always a demand for new trucks, whether it is to replace old ones or to accommodate rising demand. After speaking with Jim McNeil from RHCV, I was impressed with what he could supply to keep business booming. I have never had a Renault truck in my fleet, but I was pleasantly surprised at the capabilities of this vehicle and how it can serve the company.”

Lowery has also been impressed with the fuel consumption, and praises the 12.8-litre DTI 13 engine.

“There is a dramatic fuel saving between the Renault and other vehicles in my fleet, meaning it can really benefit operational costs, especially during these times of economic uncertainty,” he told us.

The trucks have been specified with both driver comfort and safety in mind, and feature a microwave, fridge, inverter, DVS kit, strobes, and beacons.

“Everything about the vehicle seems to have been designed for absolute peace of mind - from the savings in fuel to the design of the cab,” he added. “The drivers’ well-being is clearly considered, and our drivers love it.”

The truck was painted by RHCV. But first the dealer mocked-up a Photoshop preview of the livery, to allow the haulier to see what it would look like.

Lowery said: “The paintwork on the T-High is brilliant, absolutely top quality. With the added lights, these trucks will really own the road!

“RHCV has been excellent from start to finish. I am very impressed with the great customer service and the superb quality of the vehicle. This fills me with great confidence to continue forming a strong relationship between RHCV and K&H Bakewell."

The haulier, which has been in business for 50 years, runs a 25-strong mixed fleet of trucks.

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Will Shiers

Will Shiers has held an HGV licence since the age of 21, and has been writing about commercial vehicles for the past 25 years. He started his career as technical editor on Motor Transport, before taking on the editorship of Truck & Driver. Since 2011 he has been the editor of industry leading weekly publication Commercial Motor. Will is the UK jury member of the International Truck of the Year.

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