CPL Transport Services’ new Stralis heads for the continent 26 January 2012

CPL Transport Services has taken delivery of its first Iveco Stralis truck, which the firm says is being closely evaluated against DAF and Volvo tractor units on its fleet.

Supplied by Dagenham Motors, the Stralis Active Space Super 4x2 tractor unit joins a 12-strong fleet and will be operated by a dedicated driver, transporting payloads ranging from industrial machinery to precious artworks and sculptures.

"We selected the Stralis as we were keen to see how it would perform against our current DAF and Volvo line-up," explains Andy Park, CPL Transport Services' operations manager.

"We'd heard reports that the Iveco would be particularly competitive on fuel economy. This one is still running in, but early indications are very promising," he continues.

"The specification of the Stralis was also well suited for our long distance international work. The cab offers a good level of comfort and our driver has been smiling since the day it joined the fleet," he adds.

The Stralis AS440S45T/P will operate at up to 40 tonnes and is expected to cover between 90,000 and 100,000km a year.

It has been supplied on an Iveco Elements repair and maintenance contract, which will see all servicing and maintenance undertaken at local dealer Haynes Trucks in Ashford.

John Challen

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