Commercial explosives firm EPC-UK is adding new Isuzu D-Max pick-ups to its fleet.

The first eight pick-ups from an initial batch of 20 have now been delivered, with a further 60+ on order for delivery later this year.

The vehicles, supplied by Motus Commercials, will mainly be used to transport equipment in off-road conditions around quarries.

EPC-UK driver training manager Anthony Bird said: “Following extensive trials and by customising vehicle specifications to suit our particular off-site requirements, we’re delighted to confirm that our first consignment of Isuzu D-Max pick-ups has been added to our fleet.

“We renew the vehicles within our fleet every three years, considering the latest machines to be less environmentally impactful. 

“Our last generation of Isuzu D-Max was still Euro 6 compliant and used 1.9-litre power units. However, we wanted improvements in our mpg figures, as going further for less diesel has a significant impact on our operation, as well as emissions.

“We are keen to embrace technological advancements as they develop before us and are committed to equipping our team with vehicles in the here-and-now that can further reduce our environmental impact.”