John Pointon & Sons orders eight Iveco Stralis tractor units

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Sherwood Truck & Van is delivering a fleet of eight Iveco Stralis Hi-Way 6x2 tractor units into service with John Pointon & Sons waste collection service, supplied on a three-year lease via Iveco Capital.

The new arrivals are the first Iveco heavy trucks to join the customer’s current fleet, replacing older vehicles from two different marques.

They were chosen following the successful trial of a Stralis Hi-Way demonstrator, combined with a monthly lease rate which includes full repair and maintenance at Sherwood’s dealership in Stoke-on-Trent.

Mark May, transport manager at John Pointon & Sons, said: “We have contracted each vehicle for 160,000km a year, and we’re confident they’ll compare well on fuel with the rest of our fleet.

"The spec of the Hi-Way is also perfect for our business – drivers love a big premium cab with double bunks, plus now we get adaptive cruise control as standard equipment.”

Prior to entering service, each of the Stralis AS440S46TX/Ps had been fitted with a tipper wet kit by Commercial Vehicle Hydraulics – ready to operate with a fleet of predominantly tri-axle tipper trailers.

The vehicles will support the collection of more than half a million tonnes of animal by-products and food waste each year.

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