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CV Show 2014: Bedfords Transport orders 47 Ivecos

  • 01 May 2014
  • By Will Shiers

Bedfords Transport placed an order for 47 Euro-6 Ivecos at the CV Show. The trucks, a mix of 39 Stralis Hi-Way 460s, seven 18-tonne Eurocargos and a 7.5-tonne Eurocargo, join a predominantly Iveco fleet.

Lee Nichols, purchasing consultant at West Yorkshire-based Bedfords Transport explains that the trucks were chosen following a successful trial, in which they proved to have a lower fixed cost than rivals. He and director Philip Lockwood (pictured right) also cite a good relationship with supplying dealer Northern Commercials in Brighouse, and a high level of driver acceptance as reasons why its fleet is now 70% Iveco.

He is confident that the latest Hi-Ways will be at least as fuel efficient as the Euro-5 EcoStralis tractors on its fleet.

Bedfords Transport also purchased 40 Lawrence David semi-trailers at the show, a mix of 20 single- and 20 double-deckers.

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Article source: http://www.commercialmotor.com:80/latest-news/cv-show-2014-bedfords-transport-orders-47-ivecos