Croydon-based Diamond Distribution has taken delivery of its second specialist urban vehicle which will drive up efficiency of deliveries in residential areas.
Diamond Distribution, a member of Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing palletised freight network, has received a second Renault Master following a successful trial with the vehicle since September.
The vehicles which cost around £26,000 feature an up rated tail lift with a capacity to deliver up to 750kgs of pallets. The second vehicle has a higher and wider curtainsided body. These smaller vehicles will cut emissions and are ideal for use in urban residential areas, rural deliveries and around the M25 green belt area.
The vehicles are also being used to improve driver training at the depot as the vehicle includes reversing cameras to assist drivers with manoeuvring into tight delivery spots. Warehouse staff are also benefitting from career development by gaining more experience in driving roles.
Keely Priestman, Managing Director at Diamond Distribution said: “The Renault Master urban vehicles have had a hugely positive impact on the company so we are thrilled to begin expanding our fleet with more of these vehicles. We are boosting the number of deliveries we can take into the built up areas, cutting emissions and improving the skills of our drivers. We certainly see them as a long term investment of which we are already reaping the rewards.”
As part of a major investment drive into the fast growing company, Diamond Distribution has also launched a new website (www.ddistribution.co.uk) in line with a wide range of transport services it now offers through the Palletways network. The company also plans to invest in larger, rigid vehicles to address the growing need for heavy capability distribution such as aggregate deliveries.