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Number one Renault truck is all round hit for Selby’s Garage

31st August 2012 Print
Renault Lander

Leicestershire bulk haulage company, Selby’s Garage, has taken delivery of an 8x4 Renault Lander 430.32. It is the first Renault truck to join the company’s 12-strong mixed fleet of Foden, Scania, Mercedes-Benz and MAN and is already proving a hit with drivers. The vehicle, which was supplied through Renault Trucks distributor RH Commercials, has a sleeper cab and Optidriver gearbox.
The new Renault Lander is fitted with Binotto tipping gear and a Wilcox bulk alloy tipping body. It will undertake nationwide delivery of Leicestershire granite products and return loads of sand, aggregate and animal feed.
Andy Selby, Director, Selby’s Garage, says: “The decision to purchase a Renault Lander was based on recommendation from other operators, as well as an attractive price package. The 8x4 tipper has been in operation for seven weeks now and driver feedback is excellent with positive comments about its ability to manoeuvre well in ‘tight spots’ where other trucks on our fleet would struggle.”
He continues: “Fuel consumption, at this early stage, is very positive and payload meets our expectations. The cab is spacious and well laid out, something that adds to the driver comfort.”
Selby’s Garage was founded by Frank Selby just after the Second World War and still operates from the same site in Woodhouse Eaves, Leicester. In those days it was predominantly a village garage with a taxi service and a Ford model T truck transporting passengers and goods to the nearest railway station. By 1960, when the business became a limited company, the haulage side of the business had grown to a fleet of around 12 trucks and was mostly employed delivering granite materials from the nearby Bardon Hill Quarry. The company continued to grow and expand as the next generations of the family entered the business.

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Renault Lander