Hazardous materials transport specialist Groupe Samat UK Ltd has taken delivery of six new Renault Premium 460.25 6×2 tractor units. Supplied by JDS Trucks, the vehicles join Groupe Samat’s 75-strong fleet, which also includes MAN and DAF.
In a first for the operator, the latest trucks have been fitted with Mellor hydropack and B200 screw compressor equipment. They will join the company’s general products fleet, transporting hazardous and sensitive goods across the UK and Europe.
Groupe Samat UK fleet manager Phil Collins said: “We purchased the latest Renaults due to the impressive fuel figures we have been obtaining from the Renault Premiums currently on the fleet. They have been consistently exceeding 8/9mpg which is above our Group target (32 litres per 100km). We offer an international haulage service, with our vehicles travelling long distances across the UK and Europe, so any fuel savings we can make really add up.”
He continued: “The Renault Premium is a good fleet truck, very reliable and a great all-rounder. Driver feedback has also been very positive with high praise for the Premium’s powerful engine and comfortable drive. Due to continued business expansion we are currently increasing our fleet and, based on our positive experience and the competitive price of the Renault Premium, we are looking to purchase more Renaults next year.”