Impact – the UK’s sole Cat® Lift Trucks distributor – has expanded its delivery arm with a new 6×2 Scania R450 Highline, adding the tractor unit to a specialist fleet tasked with supplying new and used materials handling equipment to customers around the country.
Supplied by Scania dealership TruckEast, the Highline is equipped with a sleeper cab and hits the road pulling a tri-axle Nooteboom forklift trailer, emblazoned with Impact’s striking livery.
Sourced from the Dutch company, the Nooteboom trailer has a low deck height, long sloped ramps with a gentle loading angle and a sliding roof to accommodate high-mast trucks, and can transport up to five 2.5-tonne forklifts.
The new arrival brings Impact’s specialist fleet to three trucks – two Scania R450s and a single Mercedes-Benz Actros – plus three Nooteboom forklift trailers, all of which are co-ordinated from Impact’s Corby depot.
Terry Kendrew, Impact Managing Director, says: “By operating our own fleet, we ensure that our customers get the very best in materials handling equipment as quickly as possible, all delivered by a team of professional drivers.
“Such an approach means we can ensure the trucks arrive on time, and are ready to work the moment they roll off the ramp – it’s a factory-to-customer approach that is greatly appreciated by our clients, and demonstrates how far we’ll go to provide the best in customer service. Like it says on the side of the trailer – we go the extra mile.”