Renault Truck Delivers First Premiums to NR Parsons Transport

Tarmac franchiser NR Parsons Transport, has taken delivery of their first four Renault Premium 460 6x2s fitted with Optidriver automated gearbox and Privilege cab, supplied by Renault Trucks Cardiff. An additional two Renault Premiums are on order for delivery in October.

The Renault Premiums are undertaking general haulage work on franchise to Tarmac, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of heavy building materials, and will be based at Wales’ largest quarry, the Tarmac Cornelly Quarry at Bridgend. The trucks are specified with sleeper cabs for operational flexibility.

The decision to go for Renault trucks follows Tarmac’s recent move to add the marque onto its approved supplier list for franchise operators.

“Value for money and fuel economy were the two big factors in our purchase decision.  Although it’s early days, the new Premiums are already returning 7.2mpg and we expect this to increase as the demonstrator was achieving 7.6 mpg, a good result for this type of operation and a considerable improvement on the existing vehicles on the fleet,”
says Neil Parsons, owner, NR Parsons Transport.

To ensure maximum fuel efficiency, NR Parsons’ drivers will attend an Optifuel Driver Training Course through Renault Trucks Cardiff.

“Escalating fuel prices makes operators like NR Parsons acutely aware of the benefits of reducing diesel consumption.  Added to the proven fuel-efficiency of the Renault Premium, attending an Optifuel course can make a real difference to an operator’s bottom line,” says Peter Harris of Renault Trucks Cardiff, says.

NR Parsons Transport Limited has over 15 years in general haulage for the aggregates, building materials and highways industries. The company has 14 employees and a fleet of eleven vehicles with the majority currently franchised to Tarmac and one on contract with Hanson.
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