35 Renault Trucks tippers for Manchester haulier

20 June 2024 #Uncategorised

Manchester-based, Roy Braidwood & Sons Transport, has taken delivery of two C440 8x4s with sleeper cabs, the first Renault trucks on the 35-strong eight-wheeler tipper fleet.

The new C440s, the first alternative to a rival manufacturer’s vehicles to join the fleet, are working in the business’ busy aggregate and muckaway fleet, primarily across the North West.

Supplied by JDS Truck and Van, the new C440s are paired with Aliweld aluminium tipper bodies and are powered by Renault Trucks’ DE13 litre engine, producing 440hp and 2200 Nm of torque.

The new vehicles are fitted with Renault Trucks’ revered Optidriver ATO 2612 gearbox automatic clutch with gear shifting strategy optimised for fuel eco.

To provide enhanced visibility and safety for the driver and vulnerable road users, they come with additional side cameras, reversing camera and SM UK vision door, collision warning/LDW systems and forward recording camera.

A comfort-led specification was key for the drivers, who are typically out for four nights at a time with each vehicle benefitting from superior comfort with heated and ventilated driver’s seat, “’serenity” bunk, multimedia touchscreen, leather steering wheel, additional rear lockers, cab heater and 24L fridge.

The vehicles have also been spec’d with additional lighting including reading lamps as well as direct cab, bunk area and red night lighting.

Director Roy Braidwood said: “Our drivers have been used to the competitor manufacturer’s vehicles for many years, but driver acceptance and appeal with the Renault trucks has been very high.

“They particularly appreciate the layout, space and kit in the cabs.”

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