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Tesco adds 645 Iveco Daily vans to home delivery fleet

Tesco is deploying 645 Iveco Daily vans for its home delivery operation as it updates its fleet.

The Iveco vans will be used for up to five years, clocking up around 30,000 miles a year, and were chosen for their total cost of ownership proposition and Iveco’s 24/7 roadside support service

Iveco has been supplying Tesco.com with vans for over a decade; there are already some 900 Daily vehicles on the fleet and since 2010 Tesco has operated 5,144 Daily chassis cabs fitted with climate-controlled bodies.

The supermarket giant has already deployed 45 Iveco Daily vehicles earlier this year through dealer Guest Truck & Van, and the remaining 600 will arrive through 2021.

The vehicles will be used for up to five years, clocking up around 30,000 miles a year, and were chosen for their total cost of ownership proposition and Iveco’s 24/7 roadside support service.

Commenting on the deal, Mike Cutts, Iveco UK’s light business-line director, said: “Supermarkets like Tesco have been especially important over the past pandemic-gripped year, adapting to meet incredible demands and Iveco are ideally placed to be able to support and continue this mission.”

The Daily 35S14 Hi-Matic chassis cabs are painted in white and feature the Tesco livery. All are powered by the heavy-duty homologated, Euro VI-D, 2.3-litre F1A turbo diesel, which produces 136hp and 350Nm of torque, and feature the eight-speed Hi-Matic automatic gearbox.

They will be fitted out by Lancashire-based Solomon Commercials with its low-height, ‘Slipstream’ body, bringing lightweight, aerodynamic performance along with maximum payload capacity and including fridge units.

The vans have also been specified with options including a digital pack with reverse warning alarm, 7-inch Hi-Connect touch-screen infotainment system with DAB, Bluetooth, and smart-phone mirroring allowing navigation services, as well as Iveco’s connectivity box.

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 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.

Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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