Tesco trys out first Iveco trucks on fleet

Commercial Motor
April 9, 2023

Tesco has bought 20 Eurocargo 18-tonners for its fleet, the first Iveco trucks to be operated by the supermarket giant.

The decision to try out the Italian manufacturer’s trucks follows a strong performance by 1,500 Iveco light commercial vehicles in the supermarket chain’s home delivery division, Tesco.com.

Used primarily for urban store deliveries, the new Eurocargo 180E25/Ps will increase the size of Tesco’s rigid truck fleet to 280 vehicles.

The order comprises five Eurocargos for dry freight operation, each with Lawrence David curtainsided bodies; a further 15 identical chassis have been mounted with twin-compartment reefer bodies and Carrier Transicold Supra 850 multi-temperature refrigeration equipment. 

All 20 trucks will be fitted with low-noise tail-lifts to support quieter store deliveries, as well as radar reversing aids, which automatically apply the brakes for three seconds if the truck reverses too close to a potential hazard.

For added safety, Tesco has specified a nearside corner proximity sensor system which notifies drivers if they approach blind-spot hazards. 

Cliff Smith, Tesco fleet engineering manager, says: “We selected the Eurocargo on the back of Iveco’s excellent performance within our Tesco.com operation.

“On paper, the Eurocargo ticks all of the boxes for what we require from an 18-tonner, but we’ll be gathering driver feedback and monitoring performance closely over the coming months.” 

Supplied by Guest Truck & Van, the Eurocargos will remain in operation with Tesco for up to seven years.

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