TNT Express is putting Iveco’s new Daily light commercial vehicle to the test on its pick-up and delivery operations, with the arrival of 10 Daily 50C15 chassis cabs into its national fleet.
The Ivecos, supplied by Guest Trucks, form part of a larger trial by TNT Express to assess the suitability of lighter alternatives to regular 7.5 tonne box bodied trucks.
Each Daily has a 5.2 tonne gross vehicle weight and has been mounted with a Cartwright dry freight box body. They will be in operation up to six days a week for the next five years, covering approximately 30,000 miles per year.
Steve Davis, National Engineering Manager at TNT Express, says: “We watched the recent launch of the new Daily with interest and it coincided perfectly with this opportunity to reassess the model’s suitability for our fleet.
“Our depots in Bradford and Nottingham will be putting this initial batch of 10 Dailys through their paces on demanding pick-up and delivery routes, where each vehicle will make around 100 collections and deliveries per day. Despite its smaller size we’re achieving a competitive payload capacity of up to 2.1 tonnes,” he adds.