Eight new C 380 Renault Trucks tractor heads will be used to deliver fuel to ENOC service stations across the UAE.
Renault Trucks’ exclusive authorised distributor for Dubai and Northern Emirates United Diesel handled the sale of the new trucks, with ENOC noting that the units will enhance its existing fleet, “in line with ENOC’s plans to partner with leading global brands that offer customer-friendly, cost-effective solutions”.
The Renault Trucks C 380 Tractor Head 6×2 with rear liftable axle offers superior driver comfort, exceptional reliability and optimal fuel efficiency, making it ideal for regional and long-haul applications. It is equipped with a range of features ensuring a high level of safety, for the driver as well as for other road users.
According to Renault Trucks: “The cab of the C 380 is built around the driver. All controls are at the driver’s fingertips, while there is also a 7’’ HD LCD information display and seats with fitted red seat belts designed by Recaro. The design of the windshield and side mirrors guarantee clear visibility around the cab with minimum blind spots, essential for helping keep other road users safe.”
The C 380 units ordered by ENOC also arrive with a complete suite of safety features including: an automatic parking brake; EBS (Electronic Braking System); ESC (Electronic Stability Control) to help maintain route stability control in difficult conditions; and AEBS (Advanced Emergency Braking System), which uses a radar unit and a camera to detect an imminent risk of collision. The LDWS (Lane Departure Warning System) alerts the driver when it detects the vehicle is unintentionally deviating beyond the lane markings, so they can react in time to avoid an accident, said Renault Trucks.
The C 380 is also equipped with a fuel-efficient DXI 11 Euro 5 engine and OPTIDRIVER gearbox and the CALS (Centralized Automatic Lubrication System), “to ensure maximum uptime and lower service and repair costs.”
Renault Trucks and United Diesel added in a statement that they will be delivering the highest standards of specialist after-sales support to ENOC, including 24/7 support, driver and technician training, and a comprehensive repairs and maintenance contract.
H.E Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO of ENOC, said: “We pride ourselves on our robust retail network and our capabilities in ensuring an uninterrupted supply of fuel to meet our customers’ demand for fuel. Working with reliable partners such as Renault Trucks and United Diesel will without a doubt allow us to enhance our operational efficiency and adhere to best HSE and industry practices.”
“We are proud to be entering into partnership with one of the Middle East’s leading energy companies,” said Guillaume Zimmermann, commercial director, Renault Trucks Middle East. “The fact that a Group as prominent as ENOC has taken delivery of its own Renault Trucks fleet speaks volumes about the quality of the all-round package we are able to offer.
“The C 380 is an ideal truck for fuel tanker applications, where a robust chassis is an essential factor in its selection, while offering equally unbeatable standards of safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness.”
“United Diesel is very pleased to be a strategic business partner for ENOC,” said (Mike) Mokhles Makary, general manager, United Diesel. “Our success in securing this order is testament to our ability to comply with ENOC’s strictest and most complex specification requirements.
“We are delighted that ENOC has placed its trust in the performance of Renault Trucks, and we are confident that this important order will pave the way for a longer-term association with ENOC as a preferred supplier for future projects.”