The third-generation family-run haulage business, Moody Logistics & Storage, has welcomed its first pair of IVECO S-WAYs to its 28-strong truck fleet. With 90% of the fleet made up of 18t Eurocargo rigid and 44t Stralis tractors, IVECO S-WAY was the natural choice, continuing a long-standing relationship with local dealer, North East Truck & Van.
The two IVECO S-WAY AS440S48TX/P run the most potent variant of the Cursor 11 engine at 473bhp through the 12-speed HI-TRONIX automated gearbox and a 6x2 steering mid-lift chassis. Chosen for its strong performance, these trucks will predominantly be used to pull double-decker trailers between the Pall-Ex Hub in Leicester and Moody’s HQ in Cramlington, north of Newcastle on the night shift.
The optional Aero Plus Pack adds front corner fins and adjustable spoilers to make the most of the IVECO S-WAY’s 12% drag coefficient reduction and subsequent uplift in fuel economy by up to 4%.
“We’ve always run nearly all IVECO, so our in-house maintenance team know them inside and out. In terms of TCO and upfront cost, etc. they offer good value,” said Moody Logistics & Storage’s managing director, Caroline Moody.
“That’s key, alongside the reliability on time-sensitive pallet work. We have a very long-term relationship with the brand too, going way back before my time. Years ago, when my dad and grandfather were running the business, we actually had an IVECO franchise, we used to sell the trucks ourselves.”
“We run the IVECOs to around a million kilometres each, easily,” adds Moody. “We usually keep them for around six years, so some go further, some do a little less.”