Iveco has supplied 12 new Daily vans to 1st Choice Tool and Plant Hire, replacing the firms existing fleet of vehicles.
The deal for two 3.5-tonne Daily panel vans, plus eight 3.5-tonne and two 7.2-tonne Daily chassis cabs, represents a complete switch to Iveco from a rival marque.
Rob Cox, managing director at 1st Choice Tool & Plant Hire, said: “We need a rugged vehicle that can handle our day-to-day work, especially as we transport diggers, dumpers and even three-tonne excavators. Iveco proved to us that the Daily is more than up to the task and the whole package they offered made it a no brainer.”
All 12 vehicles will deliver construction tools and machinery to customers in London and across the South East of England.
Supplied by Iveco Retail in Hayes, five of the 3.5-tonne Daily chassis cabs (35C14) are fitted with dropside bodies and mesh tail-lifts by Ingimex, with the remaining three having plant bodies built by Shawtrack. Each Daily panel van (35S14) has a cargo volume of 10.8 cubic metres.
All the new vehicles have been supplied with a five-year Iveco Elements repair and maintenance contract, which has been structured to maximise uptime and performance over a long life. All routine work will be carried out at Iveco Retail’s site in Hayes.
In operation five days a week, each vehicle will clock up approximately 35,000 miles a year and remain in service with the customer until 2023.