Midlands Truck & Van has supplied Great Alne, Warwickshire-based Purity Brewing Company with its third Fuso Canter 7C15 7.5-tonner.
The truck is fitted with a 14ft curtain-sided body by Fred Smith & Sons, of West Bromwich, has a duonic dual clutch automated gearbox and is powered by a 3.0-litre common-rail turbo-diesel that produces 150 hp. It has a carrying capacity of about 4,000kg and comes with a comfort day cab and roof-mounted wind deflector.
The company delivers mainly to pubs, restaurants and other customers within a 70-mile radius of the brewery, but also makes regular runs into central London and Bristol. A third-party transport provider handles distribution to the major supermarkets and major pub chains.
Although its vehicles are maintained by a local garage, the company uses Midlands Truck & Van for warranty and parts support.
Logistics Manager at Purity Brewing Ian Back said: “The Canter’s great strengths are its body and payload allowance, which we make full use of, and its outstanding reliability.
“We bought our first a couple of years ago and it hasn’t missed a beat. The Canters are returning at least three or four miles to the gallon more than the trucks we were using previously, while the fact that we seem to be getting through fewer tyres these days would suggest that they’re also lighter on their feet.”
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