New commercial vehicles for council

Citroen has supplied Trafford council in Manchester with 56 new commercial vehicles, van insurance customers may be interested to know.

The vehicles form part of a ten-year contract between the council and fleet management firm TransLinc.

Among the new additions to the council’s fleet are Citroen Relay 3.5-tonne tippers, Dispatch Combis and several smaller vans.

The council expects its new vehicles to cover 12,000 miles each year.

Robert Handyside, commercial vehicle operations manager at Citroen, said the order demonstrates the “versatility and choice” offered by Citroen’s range of light commercial vehicles (LCVs).

“Local authority and other operators are able to select Citroen LCVs which efficiently match a wide range of operational requirements,” he added.

Citroen launched a new dual fuel van last month – the Nemo X 1.4i – as part of its Ready to Run range of vehicles.

Van insurance customers can pick up the new van, which was unveiled at the British Motor Show, for £8,820 plus VAT.