New Isuzu Truck for chemical distribution fleet

East Anglia-based chemicals distribution company Suffolk And Essex Supplies has added an Isuzu 7.5-tonne Urban rigid truck to its fleet.

The short wheelbase Isuzu Euro VI ‘Urban’ N75.150 rigid features Isuzu’s popular ‘Easyshift’ semi-automated transmission. The body was specified as a curtainsider with a rear tuckaway tail-lift.

Andrew Castledine, director at Suffolk and Essex Supplies said: “By recommending a purpose-designed truck specification for our distribution operation, Isuzu Truck has given us a hugely productive delivery vehicle. To date, we have been really impressed by the volume of products that we can carry on this new 7.5 tonner, as well as the improved overall fuel economy that we’re achieving.”

“As a specialist chemicals distribution business, we deliver quite a range of heavy and bulky goods. For example we supply pallets of products for the leisure industries and small containers for industrial use.

"But in addition we have to pump liquid chemicals into our customer’s own tanks. We do this by using an on-board compressor that pressurises our 1000 litre vessels which then enables us to make the deliveries. Whatever the load, the Isuzu takes it easily in its stride. What’s more, the compact footprint of the truck is ideally suited for some of the more rural road conditions of East Anglia, Essex and Suffolk. Our regular driver has been extremely impressed by the overall performance of the Isuzu, including the quality of the spacious cab environment."

Keith Child, marketing director at Isuzu Truck, said: “Initially launched 12 months ago, the Isuzu 7.5 tonne ‘Urban’ is proving popular with payload-critical, local distribution operations. As expected the new Euro VI, 3.0 litre, 150 PS engine has proved to be just as reliable as the 5.2 litre, 190 PS, version found in its bigger brother the ‘Forward’.

"The ‘Urban’ is an ideal truck for a company such as Suffolk and Essex Supplies that needs a hard-working, durable vehicle that can easily handle a variety of loads on a regular basis. This is just one of an increasing number of first-time customers that has switched to Isuzu as a result of the productivity and reliability of the new 7.5t ‘Urban’. Suffolk and Essex Supplies should certainly enjoy many years of reliable 

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