All Forward N75.190 7.5-tonners and equipped with EasyShift semi-automatic gearboxes, they join a fleet that is now almost 50 per cent Isuzu Truck; the first examples joined ALD 18 months ago. Destined to work seven days a week, and set to cover 50,000 miles annually over a four-year life with the company, they were supplied through Thurrock, Essex dealer M C Truck Group.

Still with 7.5-tonners, an Iveco Eurocargo 75E16S has joined Northampton-based Mainland Group. Fitted with a EuroTronic automated gearbox, a curtainsider body and a tail-lift, it will cover around 80,000 miles annually. Mainland Group is in the process of acquiring three more 75E16S rigids plus five Iveco Daily 35S12 vans.