Ready Rent a Car has added eight Isuzu Euro VI Urban rigid trucks to its commercial vehicle rental fleet.
It is the first time the Lincolnshire and Humber based company has featured the manufacturer's vehicles on its 1,500-strong fleet.
Nick Chanley, director at Ready Rent a Car, said; “The initial motivation to change to Isuzu was driven by our desire for much improved fuel economy, matched to the need for our trucks to offer customers a far greater payload capacity.
"We had always associated Isuzu with being a strong, reliable brand with a robust vehicle range. So when it came time to uprate some 7.5-tonners in the fleet, the new Isuzu Euro VI models were an ideal fit for our latest requirements.”
Ready Rent a Car initially took delivery of four long wheelbase Isuzu N75.150 4x2 Urban rigids, all specified with the company's Easyshift transmission.
With each truck fitted with a standard 20ft box body, together with a rear column tail-lift, Ready Rent a Car located one new Isuzu truck at each of its four depots in the Lincolnshire and Humber areas.
Following the success of the first four Isuzus in its fleet, Ready Rent a Car has subsequently taken delivery of a further four Isuzu 7.5t Urban rigids. For this additional truck order, the new trucks were specified with 20ft dropside bodies.
Supplied to Ready Rent a Car by their local Isuzu Truck dealer, Thompson Commercials in Hull, the company is planning to run all these new Isuzus within its fleet for a five-year working life. Ready Rent a Car operates from four regional locations in Grimsby, Lincoln, Scunthorpe and Hull.