Mercedes Sprinter curtainside joins LVT fleet

LVT Mercedes Sprinter curtainside

LVT Transport has taken delivery of a new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter with a specially designed curtainside luton body.

The warehouse and logistics company specialises in ‘white glove’ delivery services for furniture, beds, kitchens and other bulky items, covering residential properties and retail premises.

Its new Sprinter 314 CDI Long chassis cab was supplied by South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials. The body was built by Commercial Truck Bodies, of Caerphilly, it has one rigid side and one curtainside, allowing easy, 3.0-metre-wide access for fork-lift trucks.

LVT Managing Director Ceri Leigh, said: “With new customers coming on board in 2018, we’re laying firm foundations for future success by continuing to invest in premium quality Mercedes-Benz vehicles.”

The company runs a fleet of 15 vans, of which nine are 3.5-tonne Sprinters – four are Lutons, the remaining five being panel vans.

“We’ve always chosen Mercedes-Benz vans for their outstanding reliability,” said Leigh. “We work our vehicles hard and need them to keep our business running, rather than spending time laid up in a workshop, or stopped at the side of the road.

“We purchased a Sprinter five years ago which now has 320,000 miles on the clock, and is still on its original engine, gearbox and clutch. It has never let us down. That’s nothing out of the ordinary, though – it’s just what we’ve come to expect. So good has that vehicle been that while it’s no longer covering the whole country, we’re keeping it for local deliveries.”

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