Natural gas haulier’s new relationship with Renault begins with a bang06 May 2020

JGas, the Bathgate, Scotland-based energy provider, has added a second Renault Trucks Range T tractor unit after a positive experience with a seed vehicle.

Kenny Gardner, JGas operations director recalls: “We were in the market for a new tractor unit, but also looking to do something different. We spoke to our established list suppliers; however, we were encouraged to talk to Renault Trucks by a local company we know very well, David Philp Commercials, who are also service agents for the brand.”

After an initial inquiry, he agreed to take a Range T520 on a six-month trial to gauge operational and driver feedback. So positive was the reaction, Gardner bought the truck outright and halfway through the trial placed an order for a second 6x2 tractor, this time a Range T480. Both trucks are employed on JGas’s critical trunking operations. The T520 pulls a dedicated 40,000-litre capacity bulk trailer, collecting LPG directly from refineries. The newer T480 pulls trailer loads of propane and butane gas cylinders between JGas plants, satellite depots and approved stockists.

Both trucks were sold with four years R&M and came fitted with ADR and Pet Regs equipment.

Later this year, JGas, will add its first two Renault rigid chassis to the fleet. Both will be 26-tonne, Range T 380 6x2s, with 23,600-litre tanks built by Spanish manufacturer Talleres Cobo. Both new vehicles will be used to support the firm’s bulk gas deliveries to business, agriculture, leisure and domestic users.

William Dalrymple

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