Following a thriving 20+ year relationship with Renault Trucks dealer Allports Group, Birmingham-based warehousing, distribution and transport specialist, Neely Transport, has chosen the Range T High as its flagship vehicle. The 13-litre T520 High 6×2, the first of its kind on the 25-strong Neely fleet, is being deployed alongside 12 other tractor units on its UK-wide trunking and general haulage operations.
Fitted to a tri axle curtainsider trailer, no expense has been spared, with the high-spec T High packed with optional extras including four camera HD recording system, Kuda light bar with 6 LED spotlights, Kuda extended catwalk, alloy wheels, side air deflectors and hazardous chemicals ADR kit. The T High’s distinctive blue and white livery is designed, supplied and fitted by Allports Group Signtek Division, finance is through Renault Trucks Financial Services and a comprehensive 4 year Renault Trucks Start and Drive Excellence Repair and Maintenance agreement ensures that the entire vehicle is maintained in outstanding condition with genuine Renault Trucks parts, for ultimate peace of mind.
Clive Neely, Managing Director at Neely Transport says: “Working with Allports for many years means they understand our business and our requirements inside out – back up is extremely good; they recognise the demanding environment in which we operate and provide a range of services to ensure the efficient and cost effective maintenance of our vehicles.”
Clive Neely continues: “We’ve also had plenty of positive experiences with Renault trucks over the years with Premiums and Magnums and, since May this year, we have a T Range T460 tractor unit and a 26 tonne T380 rigid join the fleet.”
After an initial two week trial, where both T High performance and driver acceptance were evaluated, the Neely team were won over: “We put a T High through its paces for a couple of weeks and we really liked the look of it; both visually and performance-wise it was top notch,” explains Clive.
Driver retention and acceptability was crucial when introducing a new model to the fleet, as Clive continues: “The T High with flat floor has the wow factor and its spacious and home-from-home cab is perfect for our drivers who are often out on the road for three or four nights a week. To say they have been impressed is an understatement!”
In its first week on the road, the T High is already turning heads. “It has real presence, and being a new model it’s been attracting a lot of attention from other drivers who have stopped and asked if they can take a photo. Our driver absolutely loves it and he has been amazed by the reaction from others and is proud as punch to be driving it,” concludes Clive.
Allports Group Director, Mark Sanders says: “We are very honoured to have supplied Clive Neely Transport with their New Range T High, which is now in operation as the flagship of their national distribution fleet. Our association with Clive Neely has been established for over 20 years now and during this time we have supplied and supported many vehicles. We look forward to continuing and further developing the excellent and highly effective working relationship between Clive Neely Transport and Allports Group.”