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Specialist hire company selects Iveco Daily chassis cabs for emergency road repair role

N D Brown, which specialises in supplying vehicles to the utility, civil engineering, municipal and highway maintenance sectors, has taken delivery of six Iveco Daily 7.2-tonne chassis cabs.

N D Brown selects Iveco Daily chassis cabs
N D Brown selects Iveco Daily chassis cabs

The vehicles are the first in the customer’s 500-strong fleet to be fitted with an asphalt mixing machine for emergency road repairs, and will be used for hire to local authorities and highway maintenance contractors nationwide.

Supplied by Stoke-on-Trent-based Iveco dealer Sherwood Truck & Van, the Daily models were chosen for their 7.2-tonne gross vehicle weight, which gives it the highest payload capacity of any light commercial vehicle (LCV) on the market, and feature bodywork by Northwest Tippers. They also offer a 3.5-tonne towing capacity.

N D Brown managing director Mark Fernyhough said: “We chose the Daily because it was the only model in its class capable of carrying the asphalt mixing machine, crew and bagged materials on one vehicle.

“Being an LCV, the Daily’s lower chassis height also makes pouring the asphalt much easier and keeps the crew safe when loading heavy raw materials. We’ve got no other vehicles like it on our fleet, and they are attracting a lot of attention.”

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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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