Bulk haulier buys first Renault24 May 2021

TJ Transport has taken delivery of its first ever Renault truck, a C430 8x4.

Supplied by Sparks Commercial Services, the C430 from Renault Trucks’ Ready for Business range is fitted with a Thompsons Loadmaster Steel tipping body with air tailgate and has joined TJ Transport’s 109-strong fleet working across the South West and South of England.

The desire to offer versatility to its operation was behind the decision to purchase its first Renault Truck, with the addition of a steel-bodied Range C complementing the existing aluminium-bodied tipper fleet. Fleet manager Lee Downer explains more: “Our existing aluminium-bodied vehicles are unsuitable for muck-away jobs. By adding the Renault Truck with its steel body, it gives us more flexibility, allowing us to enhance our muck-away capability as well as carry aggregates.”

The connection with the dealer was also central to the purchasing decision as Lee explains: “We have a fantastic relationship with the team at Sparks that goes way back with our waste trailer fleet. They’ve always been knocking on the door with the Renault Trucks tippers and this time they came armed with a very attractive proposal from their Ready for Business range, offering us a Thompson-bodied vehicle with immediate availability.”

TJ Transport is a FORS Silver company and the new vehicle is London Direct Vision compliant with six-camera CCTV, side scan, Thompson’s HDVS overhead power cable detection system and Weightloader with built-in inclinometer and window in passenger door opening, as well as an emergency park brake.

The 11-litre engine C430 comes with Optidriver AT 2612F gearbox with automatic clutch.

“TJ Transport’s key objectives are to maintain the highest level of service, safety quality standards, at market competitive prices and with our latest investment in the Renault Trucks C, it enables us to extend our offer as well as provide the best value proposition to our customers,” concludes Lee.

The C430 was funded through Renault Trucks Financial Services with vehicle servicing through Sparks Commercial Service in Portsmouth on a five-year repair and maintenance “excellence” contract.

Transport Engineer

Related Companies
Renault Trucks UK Ltd
Sparks Commercial Services Ltd

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