CPL Transport has purchased two new 44-tonne Stralis trucks equipped with 510hp Cursor 13 engines from one of IVECO’s national network of dealerships. The oversized load logistics experts purchased their first IVECO six years ago and Haynes Trucks in Kent managed to keep that vehicle in top condition for the whole time, which persuaded CPL Transport to go back for more.

“Our first Stralis is still going strong after six years travelling throughout Europe and the UK. As well as it being an excellent vehicle, a lot of that longevity must go down to the team at Haynes Trucks,” said Colin Lumsden, owner of Ashford-based CPL Transport. “The aftersales care they provide is fantastic, from the six-weekly checks to all other inspections and servicing. Nothing’s ever too much trouble; that’s why we went back to them when it came to add to our fleet.”

CPL transport chose the top of the range long-distance Hi-Way cabs due to their constant deliveries throughout Europe. Both vehicles were designed with the safety and comfort of the driver in mins, containing a generous 80 x 200 cm bed, more than 30 drawers and storage compartment and a 50-litre maxi fridge as standard. They have also been kitted out with a built-in TV and microwave oven.

“The vehicles can be home to our drivers for anything up to three weeks at a time, so we have to make sure they are as comfortable as possible. These cabs carry almost everything they could need and the feedback we’ve got from the guys is excellent,” added Lumsden.

Due to the abnormal loads carried by CPL Transport, the vehicles must have a longer range just in case there is no suitable fuel station en-route to accommodate an abnormal load. The Stralis also uses IVECO’s HI-SCR engine technology, which requires neither driver involvement nor downtime from forced regeneration. The patented single anti-emission system offers direct customer benefits including weight reduction, optimised fuel consumption and increased durability thanks to less complex, yet highly efficient, technology.