When it comes to running trucks for its plant and machinery hire business, West Midlands company Dormer Hire are 100% committed to the Isuzu brand for its delivery vehicles. The latest new truck to join the company’s all-Isuzu fleet is an Isuzu 7.5 tonne long wheelbase rigid, fitted with a beavertail body, and follows on from its earlier two Isuzu 3.5 tonne Grafter trucks.
The long and fruitful association between Dormer Hire and Isuzu goes back well over 20 years, as Director Matt Dormer explains, “We bought our first Isuzu in 2001, it was a ‘Y’ reg 3.5 tonne delivery vehicle, and it was that good that we have never had any other make of truck in our fleet since then. We are completely converted to Isuzu for all our delivery vehicles. You cannot fault them. They have a reliable powertrain, a well-built chassis and, matched to the durable DEM Transport beavertail body, they are the perfect truck for our intensive delivery operations.”
This latest Isuzu N75.190 (E) rigid will be working in the Dormer Hire fleet for a minimum 10-year period, carrying a really diverse range of equipment from 3 tonne excavators through to small cement mixers, and even gas bottles. Working on five-day week deliveries, this new vehicle is replacing a 10-year-old incumbent Isuzu that has just completed 10 years’ of successful service with Dormer Hire.
Matt continues, “We are certainly expecting this latest Isuzu to be in our fleet for at least 10 years too, as we cannot wish any more of a truck than what we get from our Isuzus. We work them all really hard and they just keep going. Plant hire and machinery deliveries is a tough job for any vehicle, but we have no hesitation to continue with Isuzu as they deliver an absolutely phenomenal performance at all times.”
The latest Isuzu 7.5 tonner was supplied by local Isuzu dealer, Aquila Truck Centres who, according to Dormer Hire, went the extra mile during the vehicle purchase discussions, by working hard to deliver a truck specification that matched the exacting demands of the Dormer Hire delivery fleet.
Established in the late 1970s, Dormer Hire is a family-based company based in Redditch, serving customers with plant equipment, garden machinery and power tools, principally in the Worcestershire area.
“From the very early days of Isuzu Truck here in the UK, the plant hire industry has always favoured the Isuzu marque when it comes to reliable delivery vehicles. Dormer Hire, like many companies in the industry, has grown its business hand in glove with Isuzu and its part of our DNA to build strong long-term working relationships with our customers, to ensure that they operate the best trucks possible for their businesses,” said Andy Williams, UK Network Business Manager, Isuzu Truck UK.