Nixon Hire has expanded its 100% Iveco tanker fleet by adding three 26-tonne Stralis X-Way 6×4 rigids – among the first vehicles of their type to be delivered in the UK.
The vehicles complement three Trakker rigid tankers already in service and will supply clean water to customers across a range of sectors, including agricultural and domestic services, general construction, highways, housebuilding, rail and utilities.
“We know how reliable Iveco trucks are because we’ve been using them for years. But the Stralis X-Way adds another dimension to our fleet, giving us a bigger payload and even better performance for our long-distance work,” said Graham Wood, group logistics manager at Nixon Hire.
Another key factor for Nixon Hire choosing the Stralis X-Way was the strength of Iveco’s nationwide dealer network and the availability of overnight servicing, which allows the company to minimise downtime when the trucks are needed on the road.
The Stralis X-Way tankers are powered by Iveco’s lightweight 8.7-litre Cursor 9 diesel engine, which contributes to the X-Way’s impressive payload carrying ability while delivering up to 360hp and 1,650Nm of torque.
They also offer all the advantages of the manufacturer’s patented HI-SCR emissions technology, which utilises passive regeneration of the diesel particulate filter (DPF).
Expected to remain in service with Nixon Hire for up to seven years, each vehicle will clock up 50,000 miles a year and be on the road five days a week. They have been specified with a sleeper cab for its regional missions, with the cab designed around the driver for greater comfort, ergonomics and safety, and fitted with 360° cameras to improve blind-spot visibility.