ITUK HMT Group 05.22

Warehouse and logistics business HMT Group is encouraging non-HGV drivers to make the step up to Class 1 and 2 driving levels with the use of an Isuzu Grafter 3.5-tonner as a training vehicle.

It’s the first Isuzu truck in the group’s fleet and is being used within the company’s Palletline business to train new drivers as well as work on local urban deliveries.

Mark Gallagher, HMT GM for UK and Ireland, said: “Whilst we bought the truck initially purely for driver training purposes, we have subsequently found that the Grafter has provided a major operational benefit to the business.

“Like most pallet networks, we are currently experiencing a growing number of pallet deliveries to residential and domestic properties, and this is where the Isuzu Grafter really does come into its own.

“It can get to places that other trucks simply cannot deliver to.”

The Grafter N35.125 curtainsided rigid was supplied by Isuzu dealer JDS Trucks in Salford and is operating from the firm’s Preston head office.