Leicester-based transport company, Premier Logistics, has purchased eight used Renault Premium tractor units, the first Renault trucks to join the company’s Mercedes-dominated fleet of 80 vehicles. Supplied by approved Truckplus used dealer, Renault Trucks Coventry, the five Renault Premium 460.25 6×2 DXi and three Renault Premium 450.25 6×2 DXi, all with Optidriver+ automated gearboxes are Truckplus Premium Selection vehicles, with a 12 months manufacturer’s driveline warranty and low mileage at less than 300,000km.
The Euro-5 Premiums are working on Premier Logistics’ 24/7 trunking operation, delivering across the UK on various contracts and are each expected to cover between 150,000 and 175,000km per annum.
Commenting on the decision to bring the first Renault trucks onto the fleet, Premier Logistics’ Managing Director, Lee Christopher, said, “We looked for low mileage quality used trucks that will give us good flexibility run over three years. The Premiums offered great value for money, the DXi running gear is proven and the 12 months manufacturer’s driveline warranty and Truckplus checks offered with the Premium Selection programme made a difference. It’s a great truck to be driving, with excellent all-round visibility, economy and usability. They look great in our livery, too!”
The Premiums will be maintained at Premier Logistics’ new in-house vehicle maintenance facility based at their new 12 acre, headquarters in Bardon accommodating over 200,000 sq. ft. warehousing and based conveniently just of Junction 22 of the M1.
Adrian Godber, Renault Trucks Coventry, said, “It’s great to see the first Renault trucks on Premier Logistics’ fleet, and we’re sure that the Premium’s fuel efficiency and reliability will make a good impression on its trunking operation.”
Only the best used tractor units make the Premium Selection from Truckplus, Renault Trucks’ quality used vehicles programme. Vehicles are prepared to exacting standards and complete a 96 point check, fully serviced and come with 12 months manufacturer’s driveline warranty for total peace of mind. All Renault Premium Selection trucks have covered less than 540,000km. Available in 380, 430 and 460hp, the Premium Selections deliver driving comfort and safety, and one of the lowest Euro-5 fuel consumption figures on the market.