York-based company Genta Medical has gone 100% with Isuzu for all its 7.5-tonne distribution vehicles, supported by the arrival of six new N75.190 rigid trucks.
The Isuzu 7.5-tonne rigids on the Genta fleet are used for the supply of diagnostic reagents and solvents to the NHS and hospitals as well as a collection service for waste solvents.
The firm is a long-standing fan of the brand; it took delivery of its first Isuzu in 2009. Transport manager Neil Dobson said: “Compared to other makes at this GVW, we find that Isuzu is by far the most reliable, which is why we put them at the centre of our distribution operation.”
He added: “With having operated Isuzus for so long, we know that very little tends to go wrong with them on a daily basis. This reliability is essential for our distribution cycles, bearing in mind the urgent and critical nature of the loads being carried.”
The new vehicles will be operated for a minimum five-year period, covering more than 50,000 miles a year and supported by a full five-year Isuzu R&M contract.
Supplied and supported by local Isuzu dealer Cartwright Fleet Services in Leeds, the Isuzus are specified with the Easyshift automated transmission and have been fitted with box bodies that have a rear roller shutter door and near side full height shutter door – allowing Genta to operate both delivery and collection services with one vehicle.
“Long-term relationships are part and parcel of the Isuzu DNA and it is pleasing to see that Genta Medical continue to make such a long-term commitment to Isuzu for its 7.5-tonne vehicle requirements,” said Richard Waterworth, head of sales, Isuzu Truck UK.