Satisfaction for Europe’s first Renault Trucks T customers
A few months after production started on Renault Trucks T in Europe, the first customers have taken possession of their vehicles. We met the chosen few who, having tested a vehicle from the new range, chose to add it to their fleet, and can now give us their impressions.
For some time now, it is no longer a rare occurrence to spot a Renault Trucks T flying the flag for various customers on European roads. Whilst some customers ordered them on the very day of the launch, on June 11th in Lyon, many bought after trying it on the road, or were won over by several years’ satisfaction with the previous generations of Renault Trucks vehicles. Let’s hear what some of the customers from all over Europe think about their new vehicle.
“We’ve had Renault Trucks vehicles in our fleet for years,” say Marcus Schaub and Jan Thiele, directors of the Germany company ITS Spedition, “We really like the efficiency and comfort they bring to our drivers”.
In Switzerland, the Constantin group, a Renault Trucks customer for the past 20 years, made the perfect transition by receiving their first Renault Trucks T and their last Magnum at the same time, delivered in Switzerland. “We love Renault Trucks’ reliability”, explained Olivier Constantin.
In the UK, the beverage distribution company Marston’s PLC has just strengthened its fleet with two Renault Trucks Range Ts. “The consistent performance of the Premiums gave us the confidence to make our first Euro 6 purchases the Renault Range Ts”, said Chris Evans, Head of Group Logistics, Marston’s PLC “Positive feedback from our driver who attended the Renault ride and drive event in October 2013, plus the good relationship we have with our local dealer, Allports, also helped our purchase decision.”.
In Denmark, the very first Renault Trucks T has been delivered to LMT Transports (430 HP, Sleeper Cab) in December 2013. “With the arrival of Euro 6, we needed a new truck reliable and with low operating costs, this is important for us to deliver our customers on time with efficiency” explains Jesper Kjærsgaard, the owner of the company, “as we have had a great relationship with Renault Trucks, the decision to buy a new trucks T was quite easy to take.”
In Holland, Voets Transport has just included two Renault Trucks T in its fleet: “These two vehicles replace the old models”, explains Rob Voets, company director. “We’ve been a Renault Trucks customer for many years, and our 16 Renault Trucks vehicles have proved entirely satisfactory.”
Jan Waegeman, Supervisor Repair & Maintenance at Wauters tanktransport, declares they were surprised by the test drive they did and bought 5 Renault Trucks T. After a few weeks their driver trainer confirms: “The features on the Renault Trucks T really surprised me, the driver only has to steer and if you use it in a proper way, you get a very low fuel consumption.”
In France, the first Renault Trucks T were handed over to STAF last November. “The Renault Trucks T meets the requirements of refrigerated and major retail transport, in particular in terms of reliability”, says CEO Kara Mendjel, “Furthermore, the vast cab interior means my drivers can work under the best possible conditions.”
In Romania, when they received the keys to their Renault Trucks T, the manager of Autotransport Golo S.R.L declared: “When I make a decision to buy a truck, I take the key features of Renault Trucks into account: excellent value for money and very low maintenance and consumption costs.”
Finally, in Spain, the first Renault Trucks T was delivered by our dealer, Gonsoli Lorca, to Pedro Morillas Garcia, a driver-owner specialising in national refrigerated transport. “I have always placed my trust in Renault Trucks” he explains. ”Until now, the brand has never let me down on two elements that are key for me: the vehicle and the quality of their network.” A little later, Fribin, the biggest meat trading company in Spain and a loyal Renault Trucks customer, received their first Renault Trucks T. So many demonstrations of trust, bolstered when, on January 24th, the magazine Transporte 3 and fifty major Spanish transport companies elected the Renault Trucks T “Truck of the year” in Spain.