Felixstowe-based VKVP Haulage Ltd has added the first five new Renault Trucks T480 6×2 pushers to its 80-strong mixed fleet.

Having previously taken 33 11litre Range T460 6×2 used trucks in 2020, the five new T480s, supplied by Renault Truck Commercials in Felixstowe, are part of a fleet upgrade and are the first of an initial order of 22 new vehicles. The sleeper-cabbed T480s run the DE13 Turbo Compound engine and Optidriver gearbox AT2812.

VKVP Haulage Managing Director, Vladislav Pantelej says:“We’ve been working with Renault Trucks for a few years and the service has always been spot on. I was looking to upgrade the fleet so when I heard that a new turbo compound engine had been released, it was an obvious choice for me to switch to the new, more fuel-efficient models.”

The new vehicles will be deployed across the UK on container work out of Felixstowe, London Gateway and Southampton docks and Vladislav cites the dealer’s customer service as a crucial element to selecting Renault Trucks.  He says: “The service we receive from Renault Truck Commercials with our existing vehicles has been faultless. Minimising downtime is always key and the team in Felixstowe are super easy to deal with, really helpful and always on hand to get the vehicles back on the road as quickly as possible. As a busy haulier this level of service is vital and key to the smooth running of our operation.”