New livery and trucks for Fifth Gear

Ipswich, Suffolk, UK: Fifth Gear Transport Services has added three Renault Range T tractors.

The temperature-conttolled transport provider has put three Range T480 High 6×2 pusher axle tractor units into its 38-vehicle fleet. The new trucks operate from Felixstowe on general container distribution in the UK.

The new vehicles were selected to launch the company’s new livery. Dave Warburton, operations manager, Fifth Gear, says: “We wanted something impressive, a real head-turner to promote our new livery. The highly-coveted Range T High with its spacious cab and good looks ticked all of our boxes.”

“We wanted something special for our container runs out of Felixstowe. The trucks are working five days and nights a week on long distances all across the UK. The T High, with its flat floor, delivers a spacious and comfortable home-from-home environment specifically designed with driver comfort in mind for long journeys – our drivers are absolutely delighted.”

Supplied by Renault Trucks dealer Norfolk Truck and Van, the high specification 13 litre Range T480 Highs are equipped with ultimate upper bunk, air-suspended heated and ventilated seat and 40L quiet fridge.

For Fifth Gear, Renault Trucks’ Optidriver gearbox AT 2412F with automated clutch, 2400 Nm torque, 12 forward and 3 reverse gears with choice of automatic or manual mode on the steering wheel make the new trucks a firm favourite with drivers.

“As well as being fantastic all-round motors, the transmission is the best on the market, gear selection is quick and smooth, selecting the right gear depending on the speed and driving style – it just makes for a more comfortable drive,” Warburton says.

The T Highs are on a three-year repair and maintenance contract with Norfolk Truck and Van. “We work on time critical deliveries for our customers and we have a great relationship with Norfolk Truck and Van. The team understands our business and always get the work done in an efficient and timely manner, I can’t fault them at all,” Warburton says.

Based in Great Blakenham, Ipswich, Fifth Gear Transport Services provides chilled, frozen and ambient transport and distribution.

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