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August 26, 2011

First Renault premiums for Tarmac franchise operator NR Parsons Transport


Tarmac franchise operator, NR Parsons Transport Ltd, has taken delivery of its first four Renault Premium 460 6x2s with Optidriver automated gearbox and Privilege cab, supplied by Renault Trucks Cardiff. A further two Renault Premiums are on order for delivery in October. The Premiums replace Volvos and are the first Renaults to join NR Parson’s eleven strong fleet.

The Renault Premiums are undertaking general haulage work on franchise to Tarmac, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of heavy building materials, and will be based at Wales’ largest quarry, the Tarmac Cornelly Quarry at Bridgend. The trucks are specified with sleeper cabs for operational flexibility.



NR Parsons’ decision to purchase Renault trucks follows Tarmac’s recent move to add the marque onto its approved supplier list for franchise operators. A ‘Volvo man through and through’, Neil Parsons, owner, NR Parsons Transport, first considered the Renault Premium on recommendation from fellow operators. He comments: “Value for money and fuel economy were the two big factors in our purchase decision. Although it’s early days, the new Premiums are already returning 7.2mpg and we expect this to increase as the demonstrator was achieving 7.6 mpg, a good result for this type of operation and a considerable improvement on the existing vehicles on the fleet.”

To ensure maximum fuel efficiency, NR Parsons’ drivers will attend an Optifuel Driver Training Course through Renault Trucks Cardiff.

Peter Harris of Renault Trucks Cardiff, says: “Escalating fuel prices makes operators like NR Parsons acutely aware of the benefits of reducing diesel consumption. Added to the proven fuel-efficiency of the Renault Premium, attending an Optifuel course can make a real difference to an operator’s bottom line.”

Bridgend-based NR Parsons Transport Limited has over 15 years experience in general haulage for the aggregates, building materials and highways industries. The company has 14 employees and a fleet of eleven vehicles with the majority currently franchised to Tarmac and one on contract with Hanson.

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