Sherwood Truck and Van, the East Midlands commercial vehicle group, has supplied six Iveco Stralis Active Space trucks to haulage firm IMR Transport.

They are now part of IMR’s 50-strong fleet operating from its base in Coventry Lane, Bramcote, near Nottingham.

IMR owner Ian Robertson said the Iveco Stralis AS440S45TXP was an impressive vehicle but he had also been persuaded by South Normanton-based Sherwood Truck and Van’s service, particularly the four-year Peace of Mind Supreme Repair and Maintenance package.

“We rented an Iveco Stralis Active Space during a busy period last year and the drivers were impressed. It also gave us excellent fuel returns,” said Mr Robertson.

“We have our own workshops but it is easier and far more cost-effective to have our trucks looked after by Sherwood.

“Like anyone with a mixed fleet, we get to know the strengths and weaknesses of the various manufacturers and their dealers very quickly.

“And I have to say we’re happy with Iveco and we’re delighted with the support we’ve had from Sherwood. They understand what running tractors is all about.”

Sherwood’s ‘Peace of Mind’ Repair and Maintenance package offers three levels of cover, ranging from the basic legal requirements of service and inspections, through to the full cover. This includes the legal requirements plus preventative maintenance inspections, clutch and brake wear, repairs arising from material or manufacturing defects, plus 24-hour emergency roadside assistance and recovery.

Sherwood Truck and Van, part of West Bromwich-based Ian Guest Holdings, one of the UK’s largest independently owned commercial vehicle dealers, has branches in Lenton, Nottingham, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, South Normanton near Alfreton, and Highfield Lane, Sheffield.

The group covers an area that includes the West Midlands, North Wales, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire and South Yorkshire.

Regional director responsible for the four Sherwood locations, Helen Waterfall, said: “We understand how critical reliability is for our customers. That’s why we work so hard on our repair and maintenance packages. It’s good to know that they are paying off with deals like this from IMR.”

Sherwood is a leading supplier of new and used commercial vehicles, established in 1978. The company also maintains, services and repairs commercial vehicles across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire and most of Cheshire.

IMR Transport was set up as a one-man operation 17 years ago and is now a thriving haulage business run by Ian Robertson and his wife Lynne. It has 20,000sq ft of warehousing at its Bramcote base and a loyal customer base.

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