The latest order for 21 Isuzu Forward 7.5 tonne rigids from HSS Hire Group now takes the current total number of Isuzus in their fleet to 100, with the relationship between the two companies going back over 10 years. During that period, Isuzu has become the benchmark vehicle at 7.5tonne for HSS’s distribution fleet in the UK and Ireland
Martin O’Neill, National Fleet and Logistics Manager at HSS Hire Group says, “The Isuzu 7.5 tonner is the right specification for us and ideally suits our nationwide branch network operation. Most importantly, it gives us an impressive 3 tonne payload, which we find to be perfect for the distribution of heavy plant and machinery to our customers. We now have 100 Isuzus in the fleet and that milestone is a clear demonstration of our faith and trust in Isuzu at this GVW.”
All the Isuzus purchased by HSS have been supplied by local Isuzu Truck dealer Warrington Vehicle Centre and this latest order for 21 Isuzu Forward N75.190 rigids comprises a mix of beavertail bodied and drop side vehicles. All the new Isuzus are anticipated to have a working life of five years, covering approximately 40,000 miles per annum.
“Without doubt, Isuzu Truck UK has set themselves apart by their overall approach to customer service over the years. Irrespective of whether it’s from the local dealer or from Isuzu Truck UK themselves, the attention to detail we receive is first-class. Generally, getting good quality after sales service to support our fleet is challenging at times, however this is not the case with Isuzu. Their CARE programme leads the field by far and is one of the major reasons why our relationship with them has flourished over the past 10 years,” comments Martin.
HSS Hire Group is a nationwide provider of tools, equipment and related services in the UK and Ireland, operating through a network of over 250 branches, employing in excess of 3000. The company operates a distribution fleet of 350 commercial vehicles.
Commenting on the 100th landmark Isuzu vehicle going into service within the HSS fleet, Jon Corcoran, Northern National Fleet Manager at Isuzu Truck UK said, “The relationship we have with HSS reflects the determination and drive that we have to provide our customers with the highest level of long-term support for our product range. The Isuzu 7.5t rigid is renowned for its market leading payload and is a perfect fit for the HSS operation, however, our approach is not just about supplying trucks that are fit for purpose, but also to provide our customers with the best possible support over the full working life of the vehicles.”
The full range of Isuzu trucks can be viewed on the company’s website www.isuzutruck.co.uk