Genta Medical goes Isuzu only with 7.5-tonners

Colin Barnett
August 6, 2020

Medical waste collection specialist Genta Medical has added six new Isuzu 7.5-tonne N75.190 rigid trucks to its fleet.

The brand now makes up all eight of the York-based firm’s 7.5-tonne vehicles, which are used for collecting waste solvents and supplying diagnostic reagents and solvents to hospitals and NHS facilities.

They were supplied by Isuzu dealer Cartwright Fleet Services in Leeds and include a five-year repair and maintenance contract. The vehicles are fitted with Easyshift automated transmissions and box bodies with a rear roller shutter door and a nearside full height shutter door so they can carry out deliveries and collections simultaneously.

Genta, which first adopted the brand in 2009, intends to keep the trucks for at least five years and each one is expected to rack up more than 50,000 miles annually.

“Having operated Isuzus for so long, we know that very little tends to go wrong with them on a daily basis,” said Genta’s transport manager Neil Dobson, “this reliability is essential for our distribution cycles, bearing in mind the urgent and critical nature of the loads being carried.”

“Compared to other makes at this GVW, we find that Isuzu is by far the most reliable, which is why we put them at the centre of our distribution operation.”

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Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic in the early seventies. The end of 2022 will see him complete 25 years with Commercial Motor, with a secondment as editor of sister title Truck & Driver along the way. Today, as technical editor, he is witnessing at first hand the greatest changes in heavy goods vehicles since they replaced horses.

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