Home The Big Story 19 vehicle order speeds Isuzu up to 60 trucks in the Speedy Hire fleet

19 vehicle order speeds Isuzu up to 60 trucks in the Speedy Hire fleet

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Speedy Hire will now have had 60 Isuzu trucks running in its fleet since 2009 after recently taking on 19 new Isuzu vehicles.

As their latest 19 Isuzu rigids go into service, the Isuzu marque has become a permanent fixture in Speedy Hire’s commercial vehicle fleet.

Speedy Hire’s recent 19 vehicle order for Isuzus consisted of 16 Isuzu Forward 7.5-tonne curtain-sided rigids with tail lifts and two Isuzu Forward 7.5-tonne rigids with beavertail plant-carrying bodies, together with a single Isuzu Forward 7.5-tonne rigid with a drop side body to fencing specification.

Each Isuzu is the Forward N75.190 model specified with the Easyshift automatic gearbox, while all three different body types have been supplied by Speedy Hire’s preferred bodybuilder, PPS Commercials Ltd in Bury, Lancashire.

Mark Woodworth, head of transport and logistics at Speedy Hire plc, said: “Our normal body choice with Isuzu trucks is the beavertail specification.

“However, for this order we were looking for an increased number of curtain-sided 7.5-tonne vehicles and once again the Isuzu chassis was spot on, as it’s a lightweight rigid chassis where we can maximise the payload to suit our business requirements.”

Speedy Hire Network

All 19 new Isuzus will be working throughout Speedy Hire Centre’s UK network, ranging from Inverness in the North to St Austell in the south-west. The latest Isuzus have been incorporated into the 200-strong Speedy Hire fleet on a phased basis, with the final remaining vehicles going into service by April this year.

Mark added: “It’s normal Speedy Hire policy to run these vehicles for a three to five-year period.”

From day one of the relationship between the two companies, all of the new Isuzus have been purchased through local dealer Warrington Vehicle Centre and it has been the consistent support of ITUK and Warrington Vehicle Centre that has been an essential ingredient in the long-term success of Isuzu in the Speedy Hire fleet.

Mark continued: “Over nine years we have found if we do ever have a problem then Isuzu Truck UK and Warrington Vehicle Centre are very quick to support and help us. Not forgetting that we operate our Isuzus nationally.

“The unwavering support we have received from their extensive national dealer network has also played a significant role in our continued support of the Isuzu Truck brand.”