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LDV assists AA to launch new service

28th November 2007 Print
LDV assists AA to launch new service Motorists who inadvertently fill their vehicles with the wrong fuel can now call upon the new AA Fuel Assist service launched by the UK’s biggest breakdown provider. Its specialist, dedicated fleet includes 13 liveried MAXUS vehicles, supplied by light commercial specialist, LDV.

The 3.2 tonne short wheel based MAXUS vehicles will support the new roadside assistance initiative which has been developed to minimise the potentially costly repairs and damage that misfuelling can have on customers’ vehicles.

LDV worked in partnership with Whale, specialists in waste tankers, and Sortimo, interior racking specialists, to produce a vehicle that was both functional and met the stringent safety standards required of vehicles transporting flammable fuel.

The MAXUS fleet required a bespoke design capable of carrying the 330 litre fuel tank, two electric pumps and earthing reels required to safely drain customers’ vehicles, all of which were undertaken by Whale Tankers.

Speaking of the new initiative Donald MacSporran, Technical Performance Manager for the AA said: “Our research showed that there were 150,000 motorists last year who experienced the inconvenience and expense of having their vehicle’s fuel drained and this encouraged us to develop this new service for the public.

“As the UK’s number one breakdown service it is paramount that we use a fleet that is reliable and fit of the purpose. We were very pleased with the quick, flexible and professional service that LDV provided to help us meet our deadlines.

Carolyn Wall, LDV Fleet manager added: “The MAXUS van is a solid vehicle which continues to win many national awards. Our partnership with the AA, Whale and Sortimo demonstrates the flexibility of the range to meet businesses’ requirements.

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LDV assists AA to launch new service