Driver comfort and fuel efficiency were key factors in Virginia Transport Limited’s decision to once again select Renault Trucks for its replacement vehicles. The family-owned Irish transport and logistics specialist has taken delivery of three Range T480 4×2 High cab tractor units, which join 22 Renault trucks on the 90-strong fleet that includes Range T460 sleeper cabs as well as long-serving Premiums and Magnums.
Travelling comfort was a priority when selecting the new vehicles, as Managing Director, Ray Cole, explains: “At Virginia Transport, putting the comfort of our drivers at the heart of what we do is crucial; if they are happy then we know that they can provide a first class service to our customers. These new trucks have been designed to offer a really comfortable on-board environment for our drivers and the feedback we have received from them is excellent; they love them!”
The new vehicles have now been on the road for a few months and are exceeding Virginia Transport’s expectations for fuel efficiency, as Ray Cole says: “Our business is long-haul, so fuel efficiency is critical to running an efficient operation. The new Range T High Cabs are already delivering excellent fuel returns and are running consistently at 28 litres per 100km, so we are delighted.”
The new left-hand-drive Range Ts are designed for the company’s long distance European work across Europe to Italy, Spain and Sweden moving refrigerated goods including food as well as hazardous goods and pharmaceuticals. The cab’s high roof and perfectly flat floor make it extremely spacious and is particularly valued by long-haul drivers. To provide maximum driver comfort, twin bunks, including luxury bunk, night heater, air conditioning and a large volume fridge make the cab a ‘home from home’, especially on long periods away.
The trucks were sold through local dealer Joe Curran Commercials. “Virginia Transport has been a valued Renault Trucks customer for many years and they have always been a pleasure to deal with,” says Joe Curran. “It’s great to hear that the trucks are delighting their drivers as well as performing well, particularly in the area of fuel consumption.”