Impressive fuel returns and dealer service secure six Renault trucks for Sheard Packaging
By Kyle Linsay
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 09:26
IMPRESSIVE: Sheard Packaging gain six trucks
Sheard Packaging are investing in six new Renault trucks for their 18-strong fleet after being impressed by the manufacturer’s fuel economy, reliability and dealer service.
Added to the fleet are three Renault Premium 460.18 4×2 tractor units and two Renault Premium Lander 430.26 6×2 trucks.
The carton manufacturing and recycling company, who bought the vehicles through JDS Trucks Leeds, will receive a further Renault Lander 430.26 6×2 early next year.
John Leonard, Transport Supervisor at Sheard Packaging, said: “We moved our fleet from Mercedes to Renault in 2008 and have been delighted with both the product and service ever since.
“Fuel returns have been very good on all the Renaults – our carton delivery fleet is returning on average 9.77mpg – with some achieving above 10mpg.
“The Renault trucks have proved extremely reliable and, with the dealer and service centre being easily accessible, downtime is kept to a minimum.”
The Renault Premium tractor units with Privilege cabs are already on the road, boosting Sheard Packaging’s carton delivery fleet.
Meanwhile, both new Renault Premium Landers have been fitted with T20 Palfinger hookloader equipment, supplied by King Vehicle Engineering Ltd.
They join Sheard Packaging’s waste paper division, operating a twice daily service to Scarborough and York, with roll on/roll off skips.
Established in 1860, Sheard Packaging are the largest independent single sheet plant in the UK with an annual turnover in excess of £30million.
The Halifax-based family-owned company specialises in packaging design and manufacture, shredding and recycling solutions.
They employ more than 140 people, serving over 300 customers throughout the UK.