Liveried in the orange colour made famous by sister-brand easyJet, the storage company currently operates 27 Iveco Daily vans but is adding 12 more units with an additional eight on order.
Supplied by A M Philip Trucktech in Glasgow they have a commanding presence on the road for a van, measuring 3.8-meter high and 8.7-meter-long with a specialist, patented body designed by Tekbo which can accept three ‘easyPod’ packing crates.
The box body also houses a variety of pull-out platforms, ramps and supports that the operators can use to assist in safe loading and unloading.
The first two vehicles were ordered initially in 2018 but the fleet has grown rapidly, minoring the expansion of the storage sites which can now be found in 45 locations.
“When proving the concept for the van, it was clear that accessibility was crucial. Using a truck would have given us plenty of carrying capacity, but made things more difficult in all other aspects”, said easyStorage CEO, Tim Slesinger.
“Our easyPods weigh around one tonne when loaded and the majority of our jobs cover two or more, so we knew we wanted to leverage load capacity with fewer journeys so the ability to carry a trio in one go was going to be best.”
“We’ve built a great relationship across all parties and are enjoy the willingness of IVECO, A M Phillip and Tekbo to collaborate in continual innovation. The drivers appreciate the vehicles and they have proved themselves against the brief, providing us with the look and feel, running costs and manoeuvrability of a van, but with all the guts of a truck. We look forward to taking this to the next level when the e-Daily is launched”, added Slesinger
Each vehicle is expected to cover 30,000 miles per year and will be run on a five-year replacement cycle.