Following impressive fuel figures and excellent customer service, Manchester-based logistics experts, Pace Logistics, has once again selected Renault Trucks for the latest additions to its fleet. Two 44-tonne Range T460 6×2 tractor units have been supplied by JDS Trucks Ltd while a further seven 18-tonne Range D250 high with 28.5ft curtain-sides and tail lifts on order.
Keen to drive down operating costs further, including fuel consumption, Pace Logistics has specified the Range Ts with Optifleet, Renault Trucks’ turnkey fleet management solution. Liveried in Pace Logistics’ distinctive dark blue and yellow branding, the new trucks join 14 existing Range Ts on the company’s exclusively Renault Trucks fleet.
Director, Phil Thurston, says: “We’ve been delighted with the Range Ts on our fleet and now they are bedded in we are seeing great fuel returns of just over 10mpg, which is fantastic for our business. Also, by using Optifleet we are in control of our day-to-day operations through the web portal, we can monitor the vehicles and drivers in real time and control all of our main expenditures.”
The Range Ts, on a 3-year Repair & Maintenance contract, work on general haulage operation to all the major distribution centres across the UK while the Range Ds are on a 7-year Repair & Maintenance, reflecting their lower mileage for Pallet Network deliveries
Phil Thurston explains why he has remained faithful to the Renault Trucks brand: “We have enjoyed a long term and successful relationship with JDS for many years. We have progressed our business forward in partnership with JDS and we’ve been delighted with both the sales and service we have received. It just works and we’ve had no reason to move to another company. The location of JDS is great for our operation and we are on first name terms with all the sales and service teams too.”
Chris Bell, JDS Trucks Ltd Manchester says: “We are delighted to continue to work in partnership with Pace Logistics and to hear that Phil and the team have been so impressed by both the service and sales at JDS as well as the quality and performance of the Range T.”