This is the first time the company has specified the Isuzu Urban rigid for its commercial vehicle fleet, as director Nick Chanley explains: "The initial motivation to change to Isuzu was driven by our desire for much improved fuel economy, matched to the need for our trucks to offer customers a far greater payload capacity.
"We had always associated Isuzu with being a strong, reliable brand, with a robust vehicle range. So when it came time to uprate some 7.5-tonners in the fleet, the new Isuzu Euro 6 models were an ideal fit for our latest requirements."
The first four vehicles were long wheelbase Isuzu N75.150 4x2 Urban rigids, all with the Easyshift transmission.
Each is fitted with a standard 20ft box body, together with a rear column tail-lift, and are located at each of Ready Rent A Car's four depots in the Lincolnshire and Humber areas.
The firm has subsequently taken delivery of a further four Isuzu 7.5t Urban rigids, this time specified with 20ft dropside bodies.
All have been supplied by dealer Thompson Commercials, in Hull, and are expected to be in operation for five years.