Premier Paper has taken delivery of five new Renault Trucks T480 Turbo Compound tractor units from Hexagon Leasing.

The paper amd material supplier, which operates a fleet of 120 vehicles, teamed up with Hexagon after its previous supplier pulled out of the UK truck market in 2022.

This is the first time Premier have chosen Renault trucks, having previously used DAF Trucks.

Adrian Fraser, Premier’s fleet manager said: “We went through an extensive tender review to look at other options available rather than the usual vehicle offering that we would choose.

“We found Hexagon to be the right partnership for Premier, offering an excellent level of customer support and dealing with our requirements with a reliable efficiency.”

The five new Renault Trucks tractor units cut CO₂ emissions by up to 10% and are also fitted with Renault Trucks’ Optivision geo-mapping software that stores road topography to optimise gear changes and speed, to further improve fuel efficiency.

Fraser added: “We trialled a number of different vehicles and liaised with our drivers for regular feedback; we chose the Renault trucks based on the lead times, environmental benefits and driver benefits. The best-in-class steering also offers an improved driving and navigation experience.”

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David Hodgkinson, Hexagon Leasing head of sales, said: “We are delighted to welcome Premier Paper on board as new customers and we are offering a one-stop package with a high level of support.

"Over the course of several meetings, we worked closely with Adrian to ensure we totally understood their operational requirements in order to deliver the right solution for their business, and we are looking forward to continuing to grow this partnership and meet their needs.”

The trucks were supplied to Hexagon by Renault Trucks dealer, JDS Truck & Van.

James Charnock, Renault Trucks UK commercial director, said: “We are pleased that Premier Paper, in partnership with Hexagon Leasing, has selected Renault Trucks for their latest fleet additions following a comprehensive trial of different vehicles.

“Renault Trucks is meeting the challenge of reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by equipping its ranges with the new generation of Euro VI Step E engines incorporating technologies that can reduce fuel consumption by up to 10%. We are confident that Premier Paper will reap the benefits of these new vehicles in their operation.”