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PA Laing Timber haulage company logs its first Renault

11th August 2009 Print
Renault Premium Lander 450 Scottish timber haulage company, PA Laing, has taken delivery of a Renault Premium Lander 450, double drive, tractor unit, through Renault Trucks distributor, Border Trucks.

In an important conquest deal for Renault Trucks and Border Trucks, it is the first Renault to join the company’s 11-strong mixed fleet of Volvo, DAF and Mercedes and is to replace Foden.

The vehicle will be used to pull a timber crane trailer on a long term haulage contract with leading sawmilling company, BSW Timber, Carlisle. The Renault Premium Lander will haul pole length timber up to 40ft long from Forestry Commission forests in the Borders to the BSW sawmill in Carlisle, undertaking three loads a day.

Hugh Laing, Proprietor, PA Laing, says: “With such an operation we needed a strong, durable vehicle and the Renault Premium Lander fits the bill. The double drive, lighter vehicle gives us increased payload to carry greater loads and increase efficiency. With the truck running three loads a day, another key factor in our decision to purchase the Renault was the local support available from Border Trucks through the Renault Trucks network.”

Stephen Whitehead, Managing Director of Border Trucks said “We are delighted to have our first representation within the PA Laing fleet which is a highly respected company in our local area. Backed up with its 4 year warranty, we are sure that the Premium Lander will give great service to our customer in the timber industry.”

PA Laing is an independent family business which has been running for 54 years. The company is based in Hawick, Scottish Borders.

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