Viel and Santin Transport slash fuel bill with new Ivecos

Happy Iveco owners add new Powerstar and Stralis trucks to fleet

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Almost every truck news story we cover talks about opportunities to reduce operating costs.

That’s because the ongoing cost of running a truck is always top priority when new trucks are being considered by a transport company.

One operator who had running costs on the top of the list when it came time to add a couple of new prime-movers to its fleet was Viel and Santin Transport.

The Casino-based NSW transport business has had a long association with Iveco, but while familiarity and reputation were strong considerations, lower running costs from the new generation trucks was what sealed the deal.

The business added a new Iveco Powerstar and Stralis to the fleet, both are powered by an Iveco Cursor 13 Series II engine.

Business owner Claude Viel telling that the new trucks are so much more efficient than the old Cummins powered machines they used to run.

“We’re getting really good fuel figures on the two new trucks, we’re often at around 2.7 kilometres per litre,”

“All up we’re enjoying a fuel saving of around $1100 per month for each truck compared to the earlier models, that’s a great saving and about half the cost of the monthly finance repayment we make per truck.

“Fuel is a major expense in running a transport company so any time you can get savings like that, you grab them.”

While the new trucks also feature EuroTronic II 16-speed automated transmissions.

“Why anyone would go back to a manual after driving the AMT, I just don’t know.” – Claude Viel, Viel and Santin Transport

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