Speedy Hire has added 19 Isuzu rigid trucks to its fleet bringing the number of Isuzu trucks on its books up to 60 since 2009, with the Isuzu marque becoming a permanent fixture in Speedy Hire’s commercial vehicle fleet.
The latest order 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 dropside body to fencing specification.
Each vehicle 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 in Bury, Lancashire.
Mark Woodworth, head of transport and logistics at Speedy Hire plc, explains the breakdown of the 19-vehicle order: “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-tonners 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.”>
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.