Maidenhead-based C&A Haulage has taken delivery of its first Renault Premium Lander 430bhp, 8×4 rigid, supplied by Renault Trucks South. The truck, which has an Optidriver automated gearbox and sleeper cab, is the first Renault to join C&A Haulage’s seven-strong mixed fleet of Volvo, Scania and DAF.

Renault Truck Lander

The truck, which has been fitted with a Wilcox insulated tipping body, will be used to transport tarmac, aggregate and sand on behalf of leading independent asphalt manufacturer, United Asphalt, for its highway maintenance and construction operations.

The Renault Lander will operate between United Asphalt’s two sites in Theale and Croydon and across the South East. Ross Snape, Managing Director, United Asphalt, says: “Since our start up in 2007 we have built a strong partnership with C&A Haulage. This latest acquisition is a very significant investment and demonstrates the company’s commitment to our business going forward. Clearly the Renault Lander is a state of the art vehicle and one that we are sure will be a valuable asset to us both. Not only is it able to cope with the harsh environment we operate in, it is efficient and meets the ever increasing safety and environmental standards we are challenged to achieve.”

Commenting on his purchase decision, Chris Antinoro, Owner, C&A Haulage, says: “When looking to invest in a new vehicle for our business, the Renault Lander came out on top in terms of build quality and value for money. We were impressed by its fuel figures and payload is better than other marques on our current fleet. We also made savings in the form of a great finance package from Renault Trucks Financial Services. This robust truck is a real ‘head-turner’. The metallic red is a bold move away from our traditional fleet colours and will be a strong presence on the road.”

Ross Snape of United Asphalt explains how the company works closely with its professional owner operators to deliver “a uniquely branded haulage fleet.” He adds: “The Renault Lander’s eye-catching new livery provides an excellent image for our business and a truly individual style for C&A Haulage. It makes a real change from all the bland, white trucks and vans that we see on the road today.”

C&A Haulage is based in Maidenhead, Berkshire and specialises in the transportation of products for the highway maintenance, building and construction industries. Established in 1964 by Carmelo Antinoro with just one truck, the family business now operates a fleet of seven trucks on a contract basis to a number of high profile clients in the South East. The new Renault Lander has been dedicated to the memory of the late Carmelo Antinoro.

United Asphalt is an independently owned business which commenced trading in October 2007, following the acquisition of two asphalt manufacturing plants in Theale, Berkshire and Croydon, Surrey. The plants produce high quality asphalt, macadam and specialist surfacing products for a wide variety of end users, ranging from highway construction and maintenance to domestic customers.