Hanson Cement opts for fuel efficient Renault Premium05 April 2012

Cement supplier Hanson Cement has taken delivery of six Renault Premium 460.25 6x2 tractor units, fitted with Privilege cabs.

These are the first Renault Premium trucks to join Hanson's 200-strong fleet of primarily Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Trucks tractor units – with the Premium's fuel economy a key factor in the purchase decision.

Prepared to Hanson Cement's specification, the new Premium trucks are already operating out of Ribblesdale in Clitheroe and Ketton in Rutland, pulling Felbinder 40 cubic metre powder tank trailers, for bulk cements, and low height curtainsiders to transport packaged products nationwide.

"The Renault Premium performed well in [fuel] trials and its driveline definitely makes a difference to fuel economy," comments Andrew Bridge, Hanson Cement distribution director.

"January was their first month on the road, and the Premiums operating out of Clitheroe are already delivering 7.97 mpg, which for new vehicles at this time of year is good on our service," he continues.
"We run fully freighted for 60% of the time and usually at the maximum 44 tonne gvw, so driving down fuel consumption is key to improving our operational efficiency and meeting our environmental commitments."

Brian Tinham

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