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Transporters built for comfort and safety

Charles Trent Ltd boosts its vehicle recycling fleet with the addition of Renault Trucks D16 4x2, prioritizing safety and driver comfort.


Charles Trent Ltd, one of the UK’s largest vehicle recycling companies, has taken delivery of the first three of six new Renault Trucks D16 4×2.

Equipped with Global Cabs and finished in Charles Trent Ltd’s striking red livery, the D16s are fitted with bespoke Belle Trailers’ Belle 3+1 car transporters with hydraulic beaver tail ramps and Nuvech Solutions AirBar systems that help create a safety zone around the vehicle, protecting drivers and Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs). The new vehicles will be working single shifts collecting end-of-life and salvaged vehicles from across the UK.

Charles Trent Ltd’s fleet manager, Laurance Wateridge, said:

In our experience, the Renault trucks have more than proved themselves in terms of performance and reliability and the dealer support we receive from Sparks Commercial Services has been first class, too. Their focus on reducing downtime and keeping our vehicles out on the road has been instrumental in running a productive and successful vehicle recycling fleet and it is a pleasure to work with the team.

The new trucks have been specified with driver comfort at the forefront, with optional extras including air-suspended, heated and adjustable ‘comfort’ driver’s seat with lumbar support, 2kW stand-alone cab night heater and adjustable four-spoke leather steering wheel, as well as front and rear air suspension for comfort and for the loading angle via the rear loading ramp of the Belle transporter body. They’ve also been specified with passenger side vision door with lower tinted window to provide its drivers with enhanced visibility of cyclists and other VRUs.

Wateridge added:

The drivers appreciate the layout of the cab and the easy-to-reach controls, and the driving assistance systems and automated gearbox help them remain focused on the task in hand. They are the perfect working tool, designed to maximise productivity as well as making our drivers day-to-day work so much easier. We are all delighted with the new vehicles and look forward to welcoming more to our fleet in the future.


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