DFS support store expansion with 50 new Ivecos
By Kyle Linsay
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 14:00
NEW: 50 Ivecos support DFS expansion
Upholstered furniture specialists DFS are supporting their ongoing store expansion programme with 50 new Iveco trucks.
Supplied by Guest Truck and Van, the order includes the first new generation Stralis Hi-Road tractor units joining the 240-strong fleet.
The order comprises of six Stralis Hi-Road 4×2 low height tractor units and 44 Eurocargo rigids, including a pair of 18tonners and 42 7.5tonne home delivery vehicles.
Barry Dennis, Commercial Director at DFS, said: “Few companies can say they’ve been a one marque fleet for three decades.
“It’s the performance and reliability of the Iveco vehicles in our fleet that keeps us coming back.
“We run a busy fleet and we don’t have time for downtime, so our decision to run Ivecos works well for us and we enjoy excellent aftersales support from the Iveco dealer network nationwide.”
Supplied on an Iveco Elements repair and maintenance contract, the new trucks are expected to remain in service for between five and six years.
The Stralis’ will be used for trunking from the company’s three manufacturing sites and central despatch hub, while the Eurocargos will undertake home deliveries nationwide.
All vehicles are fitted with vehicle tracking systems.
The Stralis Hi-Roads – built for distribution and fleet operations alongside medium to long-haul domestic missions – operate with 40ft box trailers wrapped in the company’s new corporate livery.
They will clock-up approximately 150,000km a year.
Each of the Eurocargo rigids is mounted with an Adcliffe demountable box body and will make an average of 12 deliveries per day.
Based across a network of more than 80 stores, the company’s fleet of nearly 200 Eurocargos cover between 30,000km and 40,000km a year.
“We saw the new Stralis Hi-Road for the first time at the CV Show and that sealed the deal for us,” added Mr Dennis.
“We see genuine potential for it to reduce running costs and the on-board package for the driver has been further enhanced.”