Learn how Stuarts Truck and Bus continues to deliver for the South-West after over 50 years in operation

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We visited Stuarts Truck and Bus after it was named Dealer of the Year 2018 by Volvo Trucks UK, to find out how the business has managed to thrive for so long.

Over its lifetime the family business has dealt with site expansion, new locations and a changing repertoire of services.

“The family has always worked with the ethos that ‘nothing stays the same, and vision is required to progress change' the same philosophy will continue to be applied with use of the latest technologies to maximize efficiencies” Ross Stuart, Director, Stuarts Truck and Bus

Director Ryan Stuart sees the business as the ‘total solution’ for customers, offering everything that Volvo supplies. He also likes to let people see what they’re buying. “People like to window shop” says Ryan, and making transactions tangible is an important part of the offer. So with short term focus shifting to their newly opened used truck centres in Devon and Cornwall, a stock of 10 vehicles is maintained at each site.

Learn all about FUSO Canter’s range from the operators that run them

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We spoke to four operators of light commercial vehicles across the FUSO Canter range to build a picture of what it’s like to use these trucks every day.

Wincanton, London

Wincanton has five 7.5-tonne eCanters on the road making home deliveries in London and the South-East. The operator, along with DPD and Hovis were among the first operators to run the all-electric Canters back in March 2018.

Econ Engineering, Yorkshire

Econ Engineering have been putting snow ploughs on some of their 11 4x4 grit spreading Canters and hiring them out all over the country.

City Access Scaffolding, Edinburgh

Up in Edinburgh City Access Scaffolding use their automatic Canter 3.5 tonne to transport poles just under 4m long, along with other fixtures and tools around congested streets.

Soyfoods, Leicestershire

Refrigerated 7.5 tonne Canters are used by Leicestershire-based Soyfoods to make regular, multi-drop deliveries to retailers, restaurants, caterers and other customers located along the M1 and A1 corridors.

Along with operators, we also spoke to the sellers and servicers of the Canter range to learn about the finance options available, and the national network that keeps these small trucks on the road.

You can read everything that these operators had to say about their Canter models by downloading our free CM Special here.