Al Jadawel Land Transport plans to turn the whole fleet to Renault Trucks by the end of next year.

Renault Trucks, a leading provider of a range of commercial vehicles for distribution, heavy construction and the long-haul segment, has announced the delivery of 10 units of K 480 heavy-duty construction models to Fujairah-based company Al Jadawel Land Transport.

 The 10 Renault Trucks models are part of a total fleet size of 98, and Al Jadawel Land Transport plans to turn the whole fleet to Renault Trucks by end of next year.

 These Renault Trucks K 480 tractor head 6x4 models guarantee the highest levels of driver comfort, reliability, and fuel efficiency, it stated.  They are equipped with a range of features that are designed to optimise productivity, minimise downtime, reduce operation costs and maximise profitability. Designed to operate in extreme conditions, their outstanding technical capabilities meet and exceed customers’ day-to-day requirements.

 The K 480’s spacious, well-appointed cab is built around the driver. All controls are at the driver’s fingertips, while there is also a 7-inch HD LCD information display. The design of the windshield and side mirrors guarantee clear visibility around the cab with minimum blind spots.

 There are numerous safety features designed to assist the driver in difficult conditions, including EBS (electronic braking system), hill start aid (HSA), anti-slip regulation (ASR), anti-lock braking system (ABS) and emergency braking assist (AFU). A tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is also fitted to ensure operators benefit from the maximum lifetime of the tyres.

The K 480 model is equipped with a fuel-efficient DXI 13 Euro 5 engine, developing 480 hp and torque of 2,400 Nm, and an Optidriver gearbox with automated clutch. They combine to ensure the highest standards of productivity while minimising fuel consumption and reducing operating costs. Cruise control is also fitted as standard on C and K ranges.

Najah Al Tahir, owner of Al Jadawel Land Transport, said: “We are incredibly proud to have struck this deal with Renault Trucks. With operations across the UAE, which is known for its tough terrain and high temperatures, we require trucks able to withstand these harsh conditions.

“One of the UAE’s leading construction material transportation companies, Al Jadawel Land Transport will be using the new models, which have been supplied by Renault Trucks’ partner in the UAE, United Diesel, to transport aggregate from the crushers in the Northern Emirates across the country.”

“The brand’s range has a reputation for being able to meet and exceed our needs, which is why we aim to switch our whole fleet to consist only of Renault Trucks models by 2022,” he added.

Renault Trucks Middle East Commercial Director Guillaume Zimmermann said: “Al Jadawel Land Transport’s purchase of K Range models is testament to the truck’s robustness and its recognised contribution to the construction and transport business around the region.”

“Renault Trucks’ K Range leads the way in terms of fuel economy and uptime, which are key in this very demanding segment. We are seeing more and more customers working with crushers in the Northern Emirates shifting to K models, which is certainly not a coincidence!” he added.

United Diesel General Manager Mokhles Makary said: “This latest fleet deal is due to the quality of the Renault Trucks line-up, but also to our dedication for delivering the highest standards of customer service in the UAE.”