Milton Keynes-based distribution specialist, RPL Logistics, part of the Bedfords Group, has taken delivery of six Renault Trucks Range T tractor units from Renault Trucks Chiltern. The 44-tonne Range T480.26s join RPL’s 32-strong fleet for UK-based general haulage which includes newspapers, consumables, liquid inks, food and drinks, DIY and building supplies.
The Range Ts are supplied by BRS Ltd. on a full, three year, 160,000km p.a. contract which covers road tax, tyres and on-site repair and maintenance.
The long-established relationship with Renault Trucks Chiltern, competitive deal through BRS and the extremely favourable experience of running Renault Magnums were the key reasons for choosing the new Range Ts as RPL’s Operations Director, Danny Wright explains: “We’ve had a long relationship with Renault Trucks Chiltern that spans over 15 years; they listen to our requirements and are committed to providing reliable trucks together with first class back-up service. We’ve been running Renault Magnums for many years and have found them to be great long range trucks. Business is good so we were looking for replacement and additional vehicles for our fleet and the new Range T was the natural choice.”
Each Range T is specified with the optional ‘Comfort Pack’, which includes fridge, alloy wheels, automatic emergency braking system and lane departure warning system.
Driver appeal was also important, Danny Wright adds: “I really liked the look of the Range T and so did our drivers. The cab layout is good and the storage is excellent. The feedback from our drivers is all positive and they particularly like the overall comfort and safety features which make their lives easier and more productive.”
The new trucks are serviced on RPL Logistics’ premises at weekends to minimise downtime and Danny concludes: “The competitive deal through BRS Ltd really made the difference. It included everything we needed and the on-site, weekend servicing is fantastic, as it doesn’t impact on our customers’ delivery schedules.”
Rob Murphy, Renault Trucks Chiltern comments on the latest deal: “Renault Trucks is committed to providing the best possible offering to our customers after carefully listening to their particular requirements. I’m therefore delighted to have such a long and close relationship with RPL Logistics and hope this continues for many years to come.”