New Daily chassis cabs are sweet and savoury for Pukka Pies 28 May 2015

Pukka Pies, the food manufacturer, has taken delivery of two 5.2 tonne New Daily LCVs and an 18 tonne Eurocargo rigid – the first Iveco vehicles to join its fleet.

The New Daily chassis cabs were specified with the 3.0 litre 170bhp engine and have been fitted with rear air suspension, Solomon refrigerated bodies, Carrier Transicold Pulsor refrigeration units and a Unitainer storage and racking system.

"The new light commercials will be replacing a pair of larger 7.5 tonne vehicles," explains Andrew Storer, joint owner of Pukka Pies.

"Before we acquired the New Daily chassis cabs we only had these and the 3.5 tonne models available for the multi-drop delivery routes. The 5.2 tonners give us the best of both worlds."

Storer explains that he wanted vehicles manoeuvrable enough for urban deliveries, but with the versatility to operate efficiently on motorway runs too.

"The New Dailys will be more economical to operate in the long run. We have invested in the most modern vehicles with fuel efficient drivelines, the latest fleet management software and premium low rolling resistance Michelin tyres to keep our operating costs as low as possible," he says.

Meanwhile, the Euro 6 Eurocargo (ML180E25/P) rigid also replaces a vehicle in the Pukka Pies' fleet, and will undertake deliveries to the company's regional distributors, operating across the UK.

Supplied by Sherwood Truck & Van, the new vehicles join a 28-strong fleet and will be used to deliver some of the 60 million pies baked by the Leicester-based company every year.

Brian Tinham

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