Derbyshire haulier David G Davies & Sons has taken delivery of two of the UK’s first Iveco New Stralis XP tractor units.
Supplied by Manchester-based Northern Commercials, the two 6x2 mid-lift tractors are the operator’s first ever Iveco trucks. They are equipped with 570hp Cursor 13 engines and 12-speed Hi-Tronix automated transmission, which Iveco has introduced for its XP models.
Based at David G Davies & Sons’ Glossop site, they are expected to cover 140,000 miles annually and will be used to transport polystyrene packaging across the UK.
They have been acquired on three-year Iveco Elements repair and maintenance contracts and join a 16-strong fleet previously dominated by a rival marque.
Chris Davies, director at David G Davies & Sons, says: “From our initial enquiry, Paul Rankine at Northern Commercials has really looked after us. Paul ran simulations to demonstrate just how fuel-efficient the New Stralis XP would be, and when the time came to expand the fleet, Iveco was top of our shopping list.
“On paper, New Stralis XP is a fantastic spec truck, but the full package Iveco is putting behind it – including the uptime guarantee – takes the aftersales support to a new level.”
The uptime guarantee was launched alongside Iveco’s New Stralis XP and NP models and guarantees that the manufacturer’s dealer network will have the vehicle back on the road within 24 hours in the event of a breakdown.
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