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Gilders Transport upgrades fleet with new Isuzu FVLs

Sydney-based Gilders Transport has taken delivery of three new Isuzu FVL trucks, which will be used as part of its interstate express and general transport service.

“Basically, I chose them because they don’t break down,” said Steve Schmidt, National Fleet Manager and Head Mechanic, Gilders.

“Reliability on the road is the thing I look for these days because it’s our company’s main point of difference – everyone experiences issues but it’s very rare that Gilders has a breakdown.

“I’ve got 40 vehicles on the road and we only had two breakdowns (neither of which were Isuzu trucks) through the whole of last year. The less time we spend on the side of the road means more savings for us.”

Originating at its Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane depots, Gilders ships freight to retail stores throughout these major cities, as well as dispatching to Canberra and regional centres like Coffs Harbour, Orange, Bathurst and Wagga Wagga.

Isuzu’s FVL 240-300 boasts the 6HK1-TCS engine, with 296 horsepower at 1,450 RPM. Gilders’ trio of FVLs are all specified with the Allison 3500 series 6-speed automatic transmission, among the first automatic transmissions of any brand to be added to the fleet.

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