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Bad trucks? Not any more

16th January 2014
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Which of the following most accurately describes the problem?

Brewery Marston's is the first to take delivery of a Renault T range tractor, and fleet manager Graham Benford is delighted. He's also happy with the pair of Renault Premiums he bought a few years ago. But in 2011 he had some reservations. He'd previously run Swedish trucks and doubted that a French vehicle could be as dependable. But if you have any experience of running Renaults, you

probably won't be surprised to learn that they've been perfectly reliable.

It's a similar story with Iveco. I speak to the occasional driver or operator who badmouths Italian trucks based purely on a bad experience with a 1990s EuroTech. But, in reality, the latest Stralis Hi-Way is a terrific truck, and I haven't heard a negative comment from anyone who runs one.

I believe there isn't such a thing as a bad European truck, and the only thing that differentiates any of them is the quality of their dealer networks.

And on the subject of excellent vehicles... can I interest anyone in a mint condition, 2008 Chrysler 300C (which looks like a Bentley if you haven't got a clue about cars) with 70,000 miles on the clock, for £8,000? #ShamelessPlug Will Shiers Editor Owittshiers Commercial Motor — the official UK journal of the International Truck of the Year and International Van of the Year Awards

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