In the last 12 months, Elliott’s Upper Crust Catering Services Ltd has completed a significant fleet upgrade programme that sees Isuzu become the single truck marque in the company’s workplace delivery fleet. All 20 vehicles operated by Elliott’s are now based on the Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne chassis, with each vehicle specified with an industry leading Jiffy Banquet temperature-controlled body.
“Since we took delivery of our first Isuzu, we have been really pleased with them as they are proving to be extremely reliable in service, which as you can imagine is essential for our business. Not only that, our drivers find them really easy to drive plus they are a stylish, good-looking vehicle that creates a very positive impression with our customers,” said Laura Elliott, from Elliott’s Upper Crust Catering Services Ltd.
Elliott’s plan to run their new Isuzu Grafter trucks for a minimum four-year period, working on five-day a week delivery schedules, providing hot and cold food and drinks to workplaces throughout Essex and Kent. Each vehicle’s delivery operation varies, ranging from multi-drop deliveries within an 18-mile radius up to a maximum of 100 miles from the company’s base in Canvey Island, Essex.
All 20 of the new trucks are Isuzu Grafter SWB N35.125 chassis, with a 1.9 litre diesel engine and a 6-speed gearbox. These Euro VI vehicles are fitted with Jiffy Banquet temperature-controlled bodies, that are recognised to be the body of choice within the UK food to go market.
Launched originally in 2019, the Isuzu Jiffy Banquet answers all the requirements of operators, such as Elliott’s, who have years of experience delivering hot and cold snacks to the workplace. The Jiffy Banquet has everything the modern operator needs, with enough stock capacity to cope with any size of round.
“It is really pleasing to see such a well-established family company, such as Elliott’s, joining the growing number of catering companies that are now using the Isuzu Jiffy Banquet as the ‘go to’ specification for workplace food and drink deliveries. The Isuzu Grafter chassis is well known for its reliability and market leading payload and over the next four years, Elliott’s will benefit from these proven attributes within its delivery fleet,” said John Corcoran, fleet sales manager at Isuzu Truck UK.