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Iveco extends DriveAway ‘ready-bodied’ range

Iveco has increased its DriveAway line-up to offer new models catering for the temperature-controlled distribution, general haulage, construction, demolition and waste sectors.

Iveco DriveAway Trakker hook loader
New models will cater for the general haulage, temperature-controlled distribution, construction, demolition and waste sectors.

Following investment of more than £11.5m, the DriveAway line-up now include boxes, curtains, dropsides, reefers, skip loaders, hook loaders, tippers, tipper grabs and sweepers – on vehicles plated at up to 32-tonnes. Previously the programme only covered up to 7.5-tonnes.

As well as running in a fleet of bodied vehicles available throughout the dealer network, Iveco has also committed to keeping new chassis at key bodybuilding partners, which it says enables sold units to be replenished quickly.

The expanded range of truck bodies is run in partnership with well-known bodybuilder firms including Abba, Boughton, Boweld, Brit-Tipp, HIAB, Hyva, JC Payne, Johnston, Kel-berg and Paneltex.

Stuart Webster, Iveco UK & ROI business director, said the move brings fleets shorter delivery times, coupled with lower costs and higher RVs.

He added: “Our launch models have been specifically chosen to suit sectors where new assets can often be required at short notice, such as when a new contract comes in and the work starts almost immediately.

“With DriveAway, firms need only liaise with their local dealer, instead of co-ordinating separately with bodybuilders and ancillary equipment providers. New vehicles can be purchased on one invoice and often driven away or delivered on the same day. Plus there’s a comprehensive two-year unlimited mileage warranty covering the body and chassis – and none of the hassles surrounding Whole Vehicle Type Approval.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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