Noble Foods has upgraded its dedicated logistics business with a brand-new fleet of 58 Renault HGVs.

The family-owned egg producer has already successfully introduced the majority of the vehicles at its Thornton site and they are now being integrated into fleets at North Scarle and Cannock.

The new Renault T-Range 480s have a turbo compound engine made by Volvo and replace the previous fleet of DAF XF 105s.

The rollout is set to be completed by September with an additional 20 trucks scheduled for delivery.

The company said it regularly reviews its HGV fleet to ensure optimal performance including factors such as vehicle condition, mileage, service network reliability, and fuel efficiency.

The switch to Renault comes after evaluations and trials involving several vehicle manufacturers and is based on Renault’s exceptional fuel efficiency which outperformed other options in trials, the company said.


Initial results have shown a 1 mpg improvement in fuel economy compared to the previous fleet, with expectations to achieve a 1.5 mpg enhancement with continued support from its drivers.

“This upgrade underscores our dedication to providing reliable and efficient transportation solutions,” said Nick Williams, transport manager at Noble Logistics (pictured above right with driver Dave Lavender).

“Ours is 365-day operation and we’re always conscious of the areas we can make improvements in – both large and small scale. With the introduction of these new Renault vehicles, we feel proud of our ongoing efforts to optimise our operations and deliver enhanced value to our network.”

Noble handles over 34 million eggs each week, with a team of 160 professional drivers across 90 individual routes per day. This network of collections and deliveries, spanning from Caithness down to south Devon, helps to keep a steady supply of eggs into supermarkets, convenience stores, wholesalers, and caterers.