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Asda adds 250 Daily vans for home deliveries

Watford, UK: Iveco is delivering another 250 3.5 tonne Daily home delivery vehicles to Asda as part of an order for 700 vans placed during 2012.  Forty of these vehicles are operating from Asda’s new Home Shopping Centre in Nottingham opened in February this year.

The latest Daily 35S11 AGile order takes Asda’s home shopping fleet to 1,600 vehicles of which 1,150 will be Daily vans.  Iveco has provded all Asda’s home delivery fleet orders during 2011 and 2012 following a successful trial of 50 Daily vans in 2010.

Iveco is delivering a further 250 3.5 tonne Daily home delivery vehicles to Asda

Asda is taking another 250 Daily vans for home deliveries

Sean Clifton, grocery home shopping fleet contract manager, Asda, says: “Asda conducted trials with the Daily three years ago and on the strength of its performance and projected whole life costs, we’ve been steadily growing our fleet with Iveco vehicles ever since.”

The latest Daily chassis cabs to enter service have Solomon multi-compartment refrigerated bodies and predominantly Hubbard temperature control units.  This specification allows Asda to transport a mix of ambient, chilled and frozen produce.

Clifton says: “Our home delivery operation is one of the most challenging applications for any light commercial vehicle, due to the length of each vehicle’s working day and the number of loads we carry every 24 hours.

“Despite this, the Daily is proving incredibly durable, and the introduction of the AGile automated transmission is making life easier for our drivers and helping to deliver important fuel savings which make our fleet even greener.”

The latest vehicles will be in service with Asda for four years and have been supplied via Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions. Scheduled servicing and maintenance will be carried out overnight via the Iveco dealers.

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Iveco is delivering a further 250 3.5 tonne Daily home delivery vehicles to Asda