Old clothes for flagship Premium

Steel-carrying haulier A Hingley Transport Ltd has taken delivery of a new Renault Premium 460 6×2 tractor unit. To mark the company’s 45th anniversary, the vehicle has been decorated in Hingley Transport’s original 1960s livery.

The Renault Premium with Privilege cab has a steel-carrying trailer featuring the original corporate colours. Hingley Transport has a long-standing relationship with Renault Trucks, with the marque making up three quarters of its 80-strong fleet.

Based in the West Midlands, the Renault Premium ‘Anniversary Truck’ will operate across the UK, on contract work for blue-chip clients including Tata Steel and Norbert Dentressangle.

Dave Smith, finance director for Hingley Transport said: “We added the first Renault trucks to our predominantly Scania fleet in 2000 when we were awarded a major contract with what was then Corus Steel UK Ltd. Renault has always been competitively priced, with a great total package supplied by Renault Trucks Midlands.

“Most importantly for our contract work, the Renaults have also been very reliable trucks – which is why Renault makes up the majority of our fleet. It seems fitting that our flagship anniversary truck should be a Renault.”

Hingley Transport cites a good working relationship with local dealer Renault Trucks Midlands as key in the company’s loyalty. The dealer undertakes all repair and maintenance of Renault trucks on Hingley Transport’s fleet, as well as its 150 trailers.