Nixon Hire has expanded its fleet with the addition of three 26-tonne Stralis X-Way 6x4 rigids.
The new vehicles join the firm’s existing Iveco tankers, supplied by North East Truck & Van.
They will be used to supply clean water to customers across a range of sectors, including agricultural and domestic services, general construction, highways, housebuilding, rail and utilities.
“We know how reliable Iveco trucks are because we’ve been using them for years. But the Stralis X-Way adds another dimension to our fleet, giving us a bigger payload and even better performance for our long-distance work,” said Graham Wood, group logistics manager at Nixon Hire.
The vehicles have been supplied on an Iveco Elements repair and maintenance contract, structured to maximise uptime and performance over a long life. As each truck is based at different Nixon Hire depots, routine maintenance will be conducted at the nearest Iveco dealership.
Expected to remain in service with Nixon Hire for up to seven years, each vehicle will clock up 50,000 miles annually and be on the road five days a week. They have been specified with a sleeper cab for its regional missions, with the cab designed around the driver for greater comfort, ergonomics and safety, and fitted with 360-degree cameras to improve blind-spot visibility.
The Stralis X-Way tankers are powered by Iveco’s lightweight 8.7-litre Cursor 9 diesel engine, which contributes to the X-Way’s impressive payload carrying ability whilst delivering up to 360PS and 1,650Nm of torque.
They feature the manufacturer’s patented HI-SCR emissions technology, which utilises passive regeneration of the diesel particulate filter (DPF).
Other latest generation technologies on board the Stralis X-Way include Iveco’s Hi-Cruise integrated drive system, which uses GPS to enable predictive cruise control and gear-shifting for the most effective fuel-saving. This is the same proven technology used to reduce total cost of ownership in Iveco’s flagship Stralis XP tractor units.