Allied Bakeries is putting an additional 73 Iveco Eurocargos into service to support a major new nationwide contract.
The fleet additions are all Eurocargo 140E18Ps – 14 tonne rigids mounted with Ecostream teardrop box bodies manufactured by Don Bur and with tuck under Dhollandia tail-lifts.
They feature bespoke wind deflectors and cab collars, provided by Don Bur as part of its aerodynamic bodywork package.
Each vehicle has been carefully specified for its ability to transport up to 540 baskets of bread, carrying out a number of drops per day.
“Unladen chassis weight has gradually increased on all marques of commercial vehicle with the introduction of new technology and emissions legislation, so we took the decision to step up from 12 tonne rigids to 14 tonners,” said fleet engineer Chris Davies.
“It suits our business and the types of deliveries we make, whilst cutting down on vehicle journeys.”
The lorries will be used for a combination multi-drop urban distribution to smaller retailers, as well as deliveries to major multiples.
The new Eurocargos will be on the road seven days a week to maintain a supply of the freshest baked products to customers. They will cover some 40,000 miles per year.
FPT Industrial 3.9 litre Tector engines can produce up to 182 hp at 2,700 rev/min and up to 610 Nm of torque between 1,300 and 2,100 rev/min.
The new fleet is even cleaner than current Euro V, and meets EEV emissions limits.