HAUL: Iveco order placed
Architectural coatings company PPG Industries have placed an order for 21 new Stralis Hi-Way 6×2 twin-steer tractor units.
The haul, which follows the trial of demonstrators from three manufacturers, will be obtained via local dealer Northern Commercials and operate with a mix of Montracon and SDC tri-axle trailers.
They will be used to deliver pallets of paint and decorating products to high-street retailers, DIY stores, builder’s merchants and PPG’s own network of more than 180 Johnstone’s and Leyland Decorating Centres.
The new fleet will operate from PPG Industries’ manufacturing site in Birstall, West Yorkshire, with each vehicle covering approximately 50,000miles per year for the next six years.
Gary Morton, Transport Operations Manager at PPG Industries, said: “We put each truck through the same evaluation process and the Stralis Hi-Way came out on top.
“Driver feedback was very positive; they had a lot of praise for the overall comfort and internal space inside the cab.
“It made us feel totally comfortable about putting the latest generation Iveco flagship into service within our fleet.”