Nexon Group, the national cleaning, hygiene and healthcare product supplier, has expanded its Lincoln-based fleet with a pair of Iveco S-Way rigid trucks.
The Instinct Blue metallic fleet travels nationwide delivering cleaning and hygiene products, mainly heavy fluids, to healthcare providers and care home groups.
Supplied by North East Truck & Van, the two 19-tonne 4×2 rigid AT190S33/P vehicles were among the first batch of rigid Iveco S-Ways to reach UK customers.
‘Payload was our primary driver towards Iveco’
Nexon’s operations director, Stephen Green, said: “Payload was our primary driver towards Iveco, being able to take advantage of favourable running costs on 7.2-tonne Daily box vans, then the Hi-Matic gearbox caught our attention to improve driver comfort while reducing fuel costs and our emissions.
“With a model at every weight, it made sense to build our fleet around the same brand and now we run 16 vehicles, all Iveco from the Daily, through to the 12t Eurocargo and the new Iveco S-Way.”
He added: “We decided to climb up to S-Way in order to maximise carrying capacity with a large box body, while making sure that the drivers could have a large, modern and comfortable cab to night out in.
“We’re getting very good feedback on them already; they’re very smooth, comfortable and quiet on the move and the turning circle is excellent.”
Trucks feature a 28ft Dependable Bodies
The trucks feature a 28ft Dependable Bodies box body with a 1.5t Dhollandia column tail lift.
Upfront is a medium-high roof AT sleeper cab, which sits in the middle of the cab line-up, slightly lower than the largest and 200mm narrower at 2.3m wide.
This makes it easier to climb in and out of on multi-drop routes, and more suited to urban driving with a lower line-of-sight and smaller overall footprint.
The AT cab is identifiable as an S-Way, carrying over its distinctive and aerodynamic styling.
Run the Iveco S-Way trucks for four years
Nexon expects to run the Iveco S-Way trucks for four years, covering around 250,000km each.
The two new S-Ways employ the 8.7-litre Cursor 9 diesel engine, producing 330hp and 1,400Nm of torque through the 12-speed Hi-Tronix gearbox.
The S-Way comes with a comprehensive ‘Iveco On 3XL R&M’ package with a connection to the firm’s European control centre for the first two years as standard, and Nexon has extended this for the duration of the vehicles’ fleet tenure.
With the vehicles travelling across the UK, it is imperative that they maintain easy access to a network of workshops and assistance should it ever be required.
For this, IVECO is able to keep minds at rest with its dealer-operated Assistance Non-Stop service.
The Iveco S-Way is available from 18 to 44-tonnes as both rigid and tractor powered by diesel or class-leading natural gas powertrains.