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LVT invests for future with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Pontyclun-based LVT Transport has added a new Sprinter to its Mercedes-Benz dominated fleet to service a new contract with a global logistics business.

LVT invests for future with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
LVT invests for future with Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

The Sprinter 314 CDI Long chassis cab was supplied by South Wales dealer Euro Commercials, and is fitted with a Luton body built by Commercial Truck Bodies and comprising one rigid side and one curtainside, allowing easy, 3.0-metre-wide access for fork-lift trucks.

LVT specialises in ‘white glove’ delivery services for furniture, beds, kitchens and other bulky items and runs a fleet of 15 vans, of which nine are 3.5-tonne Sprinters – four are Lutons, the remaining five being panel vans.

Managing director Ceri Leigh said: “We’ve always chosen Mercedes-Benz Vans for their outstanding reliability. We work our vehicles hard and need them to keep our business running, rather than spending time laid up in a workshop, or stopped at the side of the road.

“We purchased a Sprinter five years ago which now has 320,000 miles on the clock, and is still on its original engine, gearbox and clutch. It has never let us down. That’s nothing out of the ordinary, though – it’s just what we’ve come to expect. So good has that vehicle been that while it’s no longer covering the whole country, we’re keeping it for local deliveries.”

He continued: “Reliability and back-up are crucial for a high-mileage operation such as ours, but they are not the only benefits of running Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Our Sprinters are great to drive, economical to run, and equipped as standard with a comprehensive list of safety features.”

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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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