Kent haulier expands pallet network fleet with Euro 6 Iveco Eurocargos28 July 2014

Kent-based haulier Salvatori is expanding its 60-strong fleet with its first Euro 6 vehicles, a pair of 18-tonne Iveco Eurocargos.

Supplied by dealer Haynes Trucks, the Eurocargos have 6.7-litre Tector 7 engines, producing up to 251bhp between 2,050 and 2,500 rpm, and 850Nm of torque between 1,250 and 2,050 rpm.

They are driven through an automated ZF EuroTronic transmission.

The 4x2 rigids have been fitted with curtainsider bodies and join the Canterbury-based operator's pallet network fleet, operating from its Rochester and Canterbury facilities.

Phil Macey, transport manager at Salvatori, says most of the pallet network fleet are Ivecos and their reliability was a key factor.

"We always start off by planning to run our vehicles for seven years, but the high standard of the Iveco chassis and driveline has meant we can usually keep them for longer," states Macey.

"This was certainly a consideration when we bought the Eurocargos."

Each of the new vehicles is expected to cover 100—250km per day, making between 14 and 18 stops, and will operate up to six days a week.

Salvatori uses its own workshops to maintain its fleet and fits Iveco Origin spare parts.

Laura Cork

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