NIE Networks takes delivery of first FL 4x4 rigids 31 October 2016
NIE Networks, which looks after 47,000km of overhead and underground power transmission cables in Northern Ireland, has taken delivery of the first five Volvo FL 4x4 rigids in the country.
David Corry, supply chain and fleet manager for NIE Networks, says the company made its selection based not only on the trucks’ four-wheel drive capability for accessing remote areas but also for its suitability for bespoke bodywork conversion.
Each of the 250bhp trucks has now been equipped with a Palfinger 12001-EH crane to help with the delivery of electricity poles to site.
“It was the reliability and the first-rate aftersales service offered by Dennison Commercials that helped to make it an easy decision when it came to replacing vehicles on the fleet,” explains Corry.
The new vehicles are being used on the organisation’s Lines Delivery business, helping to maintain the electricity network as 24/7 emergency response vehicles.
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