The owner of Region Peak Distribution says his drivers have voted and the fleets Iveco trucks are their preference.
Brian Harper has reported back to Iveco that the eighteen Iveco trucks in his fleet operation, including Eurocargos, Stralis and Powerstar 7200 variants, have proven reliable and extremely comfortable.
“The Powerstars provide the proven performance of an American drivetrain, which is strong and easy to service no matter where in Australia you are. They also have the creature comforts that drivers like.
“I’ve got drivers hopping out of North American trucks to get into Ivecos. And it’s not “do I have to?” it’s “when do I get one?” That’s a big call and endorsement from the drivers.”
“The boys love the Stralis and Eurocargo models, one of the Eurocargos is on a permanent contract and without fail that driver washes it every day, that’s how proud and happy he is with it – the drivers treat the trucks as if they were their own.”
Operating out of Melbourne and with depots in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, Brian says Region Peak has also been able to depend on Iveco reliability and fuel economy too.
“I can’t argue with the back-up and service and I can’t argue with how the trucks are performing.
“They are also very good on fuel. I’ve noticed a difference in fuel use with the Ivecos – fuel is a large expense in running a transport fleet. The other day on a return trip from Melbourne to Sydney we got 2.8 kilometres per litre from one of the B-Double Powerstars.”