Following a thriving 20-plus year relationship with Renault Trucks dealer Allports Group, Birmingham-based warehousing, distribution and transport specialist, Neely Transport, has chosen the Range T High as its flagship vehicle. The 13-litre T520 High 6×2, the first of its kind on the 25-strong Neely fleet, is being deployed alongside 12 other tractor units on its UK-wide trunking and general haulage operations.

Coupled to a tri-axle curtainsider trailer, no expense has been spared, with the high-spec truck packed with optional extras including four-camera recording system, Kuda light bar, extended catwalk, alloy wheels, side air deflectors and hazardous chemicals ADR kit.

The truck’s distinctive blue and white livery is designed by Allports Signtek, finance is through Renault Trucks Financial Services and a comprehensive four-year Renault Start and Drive Excellence Repair and Maintenance agreement ensures that the entire vehicle is maintained in outstanding condition with Renault parts, for ultimate peace of mind.

Managing Director Clive Neely says: “Working with Allports for many years means it understands our business and our requirements inside out – back up is extremely good; it recognises the demanding environment in which we operate and provides a range of services to ensure the efficient and cost effective maintenance of our vehicles.”

He added: “We’ve also had plenty of positive experiences with Renault over the years with Premiums and Magnums and, since May this year, we have a T460 tractor unit and a 26 tonne T380 rigid join the fleet.”

After an initial two week trial, where both T High performance and driver acceptance were evaluated, the Neely team were won over: “We put a T High through its paces for a couple of weeks and we really liked the look of it; both visually and performance-wise it was top notch,” explains Clive.

Driver retention and acceptability was crucial when introducing a new model to the fleet, as Clive continues: “The T High with flat floor has the wow factor and its spacious and home-from-home cab is perfect for our drivers who are often out on the road for three or four nights a week.”