Exeter-based Parsons Nationwide Distribution Ltd has added the first Renault Trucks T520 High 6×2 pusher tractor unit to its fleet.

The T520 High, purchased from Sparks Commercial Services in Exeter, joins Parson’s 59-strong mixed fleet on bulk tipper work across the UK.

The new 13-litre T520 High, with a maximum torque of 2550Nm, is coupled to Renault Trucks’ Optidriver AT2612F gearbox with an automated clutch. The highly specified truck is also equipped with Walking Floor/Bulk Tip equipment.

Dale Worsley, Parsons Nationwide Distribution Ltd’s Transport Manager explains why they opted for this particular model: “We’ve had Renault Trucks on the fleet before, but this is the first T High and it’s ideally suited to the work that we do. We had an enthusiastic recommendation from another local haulier, and the vehicle’s reputation, together with the competitive deal on the table reinforced our decision to go with Sparks and the T High.

Dale continues: “Keeping our driver happy was a major consideration in choosing the new vehicle and the spacious cab and optional extras we’ve specified ensure the driver has everything he needs to be comfortable out on the road. The truck’s high specification and spacious living area outshone everything, and we are delighted to add this new vehicle to our fleet.”

The T520 High has been supplied on a Renault Trucks Start and Drive Excellence Contract, the most extensive repair and maintenance contract on offer, with all work carried out at Sparks Commercial Services’ Exeter depot.

“We wanted the most comprehensive repair and maintenance contract to ensure we are on top of any costs and won’t be hit with any unforeseen bills. It’s also reassuring to know that the truck is being maintained with genuine Renault Trucks parts and by the highly professional team at Sparks, who are located just up the road, from us.”

Wayne Petherick, Commercial Director at Sparks Commercial Services says: “It’s been several years since we had the pleasure of delivering a vehicle into Parsons Nationwide Distribution Ltd, and initial feedback from the driver on the T520 is excellent. It’s great to see a Renault truck back within the mixed fleet and many thanks to Parsons for giving us the opportunity, we’re confident that the T High will deliver and pave the way for future opportunities. Our team in Exeter is looking forward to maintaining the vehicle over the coming years.”