Trio of Iveco Stralis for Triple A Transport Services 06 January 2012

Three new Iveco Stralis Active Space Super3 6x2 twin-steer tractor units have entered operation with Tilbury-based Triple A Transport Services.

Supplied by Dagenham Motors, the Iveco heavy trucks replace three older vehicles in the 15-strong commercial vehicle fleet, and will be used for a combination of general haulage and night-time trunking.

"Operating a fuel efficient fleet is critical, so we trialled a Stralis demonstrator prior to placing the order," explains Richard Newbold, managing director of Triple A Transport.

"The demonstrator was kitted out with on-board telematics so we could monitor the precise fuel consumption," he continues. "It proved extremely fuel efficient throughout the 10-day trial."

Selecting a vehicle which offers high standards of in-cab comfort was also a factor in selecting the Stralis and its top-of-the-range AS Super3 cab, according to Newbold.

"Our drivers do a demanding job and it's important they have a comfortable working and living environment when they are out on the road," he says.

"The new Stralis' have gone down very well indeed; our drivers particularly like the amount of space inside the cab and the comfortable driving position. They have also commented on the powerful air-conditioning system."

The Stralis AS Super3 cab specification includes a heated, air-suspended and three-way adjustable driver's seat with pneumatic adjustable lumbar support, multi-function and adjustable steering wheel, air-conditioning, Eberspacher night heater, slide-out fridge and an electrically operated roof-vent.

The new vehicles will operate with tri-axle curtainsider trailers and are expected to cover up to 150,000km per year over three years. They will remain in service with the company for three years, with servicing carried out by Dagenham Motors in Barking.

John Challen

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