TIP Trailer Services has added 17 Renault Masters to its mobile maintenance fleet, bringing the total number to 58.
The latest Masters will enable TIP’s technicians to provide a number of services to its nationwide customer base, including pre-MOT inspections, tyre servicing, diagnostic checks, preventative maintenance and the rectification of common trailer faults.
Ordered in long wheelbase, high-roof (LH35) specification, TIP’s latest Renault Masters replace a number of older vehicles but also extend the business’ mobile maintenance fleet in response to recent contract wins. All of the Masters are powered by the dCi 125 2.3-litre turbodiesel engine, which produces 125hp.
The Master’s payload of up to 1,490kg was a key factor in TIP’s purchasing decision. TIP has found the Master to comfortably accommodate the equipment and spares its technicians require to keep customers’ trailers moving without breaching the legal weight limit. In addition to an on-board generator, compressor and trailer check diagnostic equipment, each of TIP’s Masters carries an array of commonly-required trailer repair parts that include actuators, lamps, lenses and fixings.
Fitted out to TIP’s bespoke specification by Bott, TIP’s latest Masters benefit from the four-year/100,000-mile warranty and roadside assistance package that comes as standard with all Renault LCVs. As with the rest of the company’s existing Masters, TIP’s new LCVs will be fully maintained by Renault dealerships.
Roy Thomas, maintenance leader, UK & Ireland at TIP Trailer Services, said: “The Renault Master is perfect for our needs. We have considered rival vehicles, but nothing comes close – other vans just cannot accommodate all the kit that our mobile technicians need to do the job.
“We work our Masters hard both in terms of mileage and what they carry, and they have always performed exceptionally well. They have proved to be efficient and the drive of this latest model is particularly impressive. The level of standard equipment is another plus and with our technicians constantly on the road, the Bluetooth connectivity allows them to easily keep in touch with both the customer and head office while on the move.”
Thomas continued: “Based on our experiences of the Renault Master and in line with our growth predictions, I expect we will certainly be ordering more in the future.”