Kent-based haulier Salvatori has grown its fleet with the addition of its first two Euro VI vehicles – a pair of 18 tonne Iveco Eurocargos (ML180E25) from local Iveco dealer Haynes Trucks.
The family business, which has operated for more than 80 years, runs a fleet of 60 trucks which are instantly recognisable thanks to a striking red and green livery. The new Ivecos join its pallet network fleet operating from bases in Rochester and Canterbury and have been mounted with curtainsider bodies.
Phil Macey, Transport Manager at Salvatori says: “We have been keen to invest in the next generation of vehicles and we expect the pallet market to grow, so these Eurocargos will allow us to meet the increasing demand and put our first Euro VI vehicles to the test.”
Salvatori expects its two new 4x2 Eurocargo rigids will travel regular routes of between 100 and 250km per day, making an average 14 to 18 stops, with the ability to operate up to six days per week when required.
Macey continues: “The majority of our pallet network fleet are Ivecos. We always start off by planning to run our vehicles for seven years but the high standard of the Iveco chassis and driveline has meant we can usually keep them for longer. This was certainly a consideration when we bought the Eurocargos.”
Salvatori uses its own workshops to maintain its fleet and fits Iveco Origin spare parts; this ensures that in the rare event a problem occurs, Salvatori can address it straightaway and with factory quality components.
Macey concluded: “Our drivers have been very positive about the Eurocargo, praising the comfort of the cab and the performance of the vehicle in a busy multi-drop application. With Iveco’s strong track record in our fleet, we’re confident we will have many years of reliable operation from the Eurocargos.”
The Euro VI Tector engines powering the new Eurocargos offer increased power, torque and durability over the previous EEV generation, combined with enhanced driver comfort through reduced engine noise and vibration. Each 6.7 litre Tector 7 engine produces up to 251hp between 2,050 and 2,500 rev/min and 850Nm of torque between 1,250 and 2,050 rev/min, driven through an automated EuroTronic transmission made by ZF.
Salvatori is a member of TPN and the UK Pallet Network. It also operates a wide range of services including acting as a fruit merchant and providing transport in Europe.