ASCO Group invests in 15 new Renault Range Ts

Logistics and materials management provider ASCO Group has added 15 new Renault Range T 460 6X2 to its fleet.

The Range Ts form part of the 60-strong line-up of exclusively Renault Trucks at Peterhead-based ASCO Group and provide waste, fuels and cargo transportation for the gas and oil industry.

Supplied by Renault Trucks Scotland on a five-year operating lease deal, the new Range Ts are replacements for existing Premiums.

The Range Ts will be travelling as far as Montrose and Edzell to the south, and Peterhead to the north, as well as reaching Scrabster and Invergordon during periods of bad weather offshore. The waste vehicles in the north run as far as the Northwest of England and there is also a Range T stationed in Great Yarmouth to cover the South of England.

Drivers have been at the heart of thinking for the spec of the trucks, with features including ultimate leather steering wheel with cruise and telephone control, air-suspended driver’s heated seat with adjustable lumbar support, one-touch electric windows, comfort air conditioning, remote control for all comfort functions in the bunk area and two loudspeakers and two tweeters.

There are also cab paint colour-matched components including fog lamp trims and front bumper corner pieces. Appealing to drivers was important, Paul Davidson, transport operations manager at ASCO, said: “The trucks look very professional on the road, enhancing the drivers’ satisfaction in the job they do. Their feedback has been very positive with style, comfort, and a smooth driving experience mentioned regularly. They hold the road well and our drivers are proud to drive them.”

In addition, the Range Ts are fitted with sensored braking, lane departure warning system, adaptive cruise control as well as Renault Trucks’ Optidriver gearbox with automated clutch and steering wheel mounted gear selector.

“We have been working with Renault Trucks for over 20 years and all the logistics as well as our waste business and fuel and lubes run Renault Trucks,” said Davidson. “So, when we were looking for replacements, they were our natural first choice – we simply had no reason to look elsewhere.

“We have been very pleased with the product over the years and the new units are no exception; we are delighted with these too.

“The trucks fit seamlessly into our operation and the day-to-day activities we carry out and of particular note are the positive fuel economy figures as well as the styling and overall value. In addition, all the new Range Ts are Euro VI, which helps to reduce our carbon footprint. We are delighted with our new vehicles.”

ASCO also has a long-standing relationship with Renault Trucks service provider Alex Aiken: “Alex Aiken… understands ASCO and the nature of our time-critical business. They will always go the extra mile for us and are very responsive to our requirements.”

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Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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