Allied Bakeries goes with Iveco for big fleet order

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Allied Bakeries is taking delivery of 112 new Ivecos for its 1,000 strong delivery fleet.

The order includes 42 Stralis Active Day tractor units, and 70 Eurocargo rigids including 28 7.5-tonners for multi-drop urban distribution, four 14-tonner and 38 18-tonners for dedicated deliveries to large retailers.

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Around one third of the new rigids have Don Bur’s latest Ecostream teardrop bodies as part of a real-life trial to test the impact of the latest aerodynamic bodywork on fuel economy.

Allied Bakeries brands include Allinson, Kingsmill and Sunblest. Fleet engineer Chris Davies said: “In 2009 we purchased 93 new Iveco Eurocargos and have been very impressed with their performance. This year we had a requirement for both rigids and tractors, so we trialled a Stralis demonstrator to compare it against similar vehicles from a number of other manufacturers.

“We’re also hoping the teardrop bodies will help us to further drive down our carbon emissions. If it proves a success, we’ll adopt this as the standard specification for future fleet orders.”

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