Guest Motors Ltd is helping to keep the nation’s pubs well-stocked with award-winning Everards beers after supplying a new dray to the Leicestershire-based brewery.
The Iveco Eurocargo model, which features the new E5 state-of-the-art common rail injection systems, will be making weekly trips to London, Wales and Morecambe.
Supplied by Guest Truck and Van in Warren Park Way, Enderby near Leicester, the new dray conforms to the new Enhanced Environmentally-friendly Vehicle standards offering 5% better fuel consumption and C02 emissions.
One of the secrets of the Eurocargo’s success is its versatility. It’s easy to drive, even in city centres, thanks to a compact cab, an excellent steering angle (52 degrees) and a tight turning circle (starting from just over 11 m between kerbs). At the same time it offers excellent performance on long trips or on particularly difficult missions.
This makes it perfect for brewery deliveries across the UK.
Pip Podgers, of Podgers Transport Ltd, who operate the Everards fleet, said: “We’re pleased to be able to work with other local companies and with Guests being based in nearby Enderby, it made perfect sense for us to acquire the latest addition to our fleet from our local dealer.
“We chose this truck due to its greener engine credentials and lower emissions. Iveco’s reputation for build quality and reliability is outstanding.”
Everards Brewery is a family owned business, which has been brewing beer for more than 160 years. It has over 170 pubs of its own and supplies its range of beers to pubs across the UK.
Guest Motors Ltd, the UK’s largest Iveco dealer group and Fiat Professional van dealer, has also been a family owned and run business for more than a century.
The Guest Group, which also includes Sherwood Truck and Van, covers an area of responsibility for Iveco which includes the East Midlands, West Midlands, North Wales, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire. Its network includes 14 full service dealerships, supported by local agreements with an additional eight authorised Iveco repairers.
Guest Truck and Van fleet sales manager in Leicester Peter Wheat said: “I have had a working relationship with Podgers Transport Ltd for several years, and I was very pleased to supply the Iveco Eurocargo to Everards. It’s an ideal vehicle for the brewery’s delivery routes, being versatile and suitable for both motorway and long-distance journeys, as well as town centre travelling.”