Tim Doody buys UK first Renault Range T High cab

Commercial Motor
July 2, 2018

 

The first right-hand drive Range T High truck has been delivered to a UK haulier.

Tim Doody, a road marking specialist, has taken the high-cab Renault as a flagship.

Liveried in Tim Doody's yellow branding, the T520 High 6x2 tractor unit is an addition to the company’s 22 vehicle fleet.

Pat Doody, the haulier's MD, said: “We’d been after a flagship for a while, and our driver, who has been with us a long time, wanted the T High in right-hand drive as soon as it came out.

"The two T cabs on the haulage fleet are performing well, so I immediately contacted Stephen Whitehead at Border Trucks to place the order – and am delighted that we were first in line!”

The T High is equipped with a range of mod cons, including ventilated leather seats, a TV, fridge and microwave. It has a fully flat floor and an interior height of 211cm.

Doody said: “The driver absolutely loves it, he’s out Sunday and comes back Saturday and finds it comfortable and quiet. I was surprised at how big the truck is, it feels gigantic when you’re inside it.  As a flagship vehicle, it’s certainly getting plenty of attention when it’s out on the road.”

Fuel efficiency has also proved impressive to date.

“It’s usually pulling big high trailers transporting plastic bottles from the local factory, and we’re getting over 10mpg on these light loads.  On 44 tonnes, it’s just under 10mpg and it’s only been on the road a few weeks, so we expect more as it runs in,” said Doody.

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