Yearsley switches to Isuzu trucks for 7.5-tonners’ payload 31 January 2012

Food distribution outfit Lucky Red has taken delivery of two Isuzu Forward 7.5T refrigerated trucks for the company's UK distribution fleet.

Lucky Red, now part of Yearsley Group, says it chose Isuzu trucks, because of the combination of the vehicle's reputation for reliability, as well as its payload capacity.

"We've been operating vehicles at 7.5 tonnes, but we now need the improved payload that is achievable by switching to Isuzu," comments Mark Haslam, head of logistics at Yearsley Group.

"Before committing to the brand, we did speak to other operators of Isuzus and were even given access to telematics information. From that we could see accurate fuel consumption figures and reliability performance, which certainly helped us to make our decision,"

The N75.190 refrigerated 7.5 tonners, both fitted with Solomon 4.26m refrigerated bodies, are now operating on multi-drop regional work, delivering frozen food predominantly to Chinese restaurants in the north of England – each covering an estimated 80,000 miles a year.

Supplied by local Manchester dealer The Hulme Group, both rigids feature Isuzu's popular Easyshift semi-automated transmission system, while the Solomon reefer bodies have Carrier Transicold Xarios 600 direct drive refrigeration systems, together with triple opening rear doors, and a single pallet width side door to the nearside.

John Challen

Related Companies
Carrier Transicold (UK) Ltd
Isuzu Truck (UK) Ltd
Solomon Commercials Ltd
The Hulme Group Ltd

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