Supply firm KCS has taken delivery of 13 Iveco Daily 70C18A8 seven-tonne panel vans.
The company, which is owned by Kent Country Council and specialises in supply to the public sector, acquired the vehicles via Days Fleet to replace a series of three-year-old models on its distribution fleet.
They were delivered as the UK entered lockdown and have subsequently been used to distribute teaching resources and equipment directly to students’ homes under the organisation’s new KCS Connect scheme.
They have also been employed to transport PPE equipment and cleaning supplies to the NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, care homes, schools and councils in the south of England.
The vans are powered by 180hp 3.0-litre engines coupled to eight-speed automatic transmissions. They are fitted with reversing cameras with external audible warnings, seven-inch Hi-Connect infotainment systems – including a DAB radio, Bluetooth, voice control, truck navigation with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility – and the manufacturer’s Connectivity Box telematics system and Business+ Pack, comprising air conditioning, cruise control, electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, driver’s lumbar support, front fog lights and LED headlamps.
They were supplied with Iveco’s Elements 3XL repair and maintenance package, which covers servicing, mechanical components, electrics and brakes.