Worldwide Flight Services brings Eurocargo trucks on board for Heathrow Airport work

George Barrow
June 4, 2018


Worldwide Flight Services has taken delivery of 12 new 18-tonne Iveco Eurocargo trucks for its ground handling operations at London’s Heathrow Airport.

Supplied by Iveco Retail in Hayes, each Eurocargo has a 6.7-litre, 250hp engine and they feature flatbed bodies built by AMSS.

The flatbed bodies have impact-resistant rollers to provide greater protection to air freight during the loading and unloading process. 

The trucks will be used 24/7, 365 days a year, and join a 54-strong fleet of which 16 are Ivecos. Maintenance work will be carried out at the local Iveco dealership, via an R&M package.

Ronnie Roberts, transport and logistics manager for the firm’s Heathrow operation, said: “With the stop-start nature of the work we do, our drivers are in and out of the vehicles all the time. 

“We need cabs offering easy access, and the fact the Eurocargo has been set up for multi-drop work means it’s perfect for our operation.


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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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