Steel stockholders John Parker & Sons is replacing its 32-strong fleet of 18 tonne rigids with Iveco Stralis Active Day multi-drop distribution vehicles.
Norma Reay, operations manager at John Parker & Sons, said: “Changing all of our rigid vehicles to Stralis’ will allow us to standardise our fleet as much as possible. We will also be allocating each driver their own vehicle, which helps to embed a sense of pride in keeping the trucks clean and damage-free.”
Each of the18 tonners is expected to remain on the fleet for at least six years, covering some 12,000 miles a year delivering steel to customers across the South of England. They will be spread across the company’s four sites, which include depots in Andover, Canterbury and Waterbeach, supported by a new port side development at Shoreham. The Stralis AD190S31/P 4×2 rigids are being fitted with bespoke dropside bodies designed to cope with the rugged demands of making multi-drop deliveries of steel.
Key to winning the order was the close business relationship which has developed between John Parker & Sons and Haynes Trucks, which has operated an all-makes servicing