Select Country

IJ McGill Transport’s New 3.5-Tonne Isuzu Grafters Wearing Lots Of Hats


Two new Isuzu N35.125 dry freight curtainside rigids will be moving around the five IJ McGill Transport depots in order to give new drivers valuable distribution experience before graduating to HGVs. (Photo courtesy of Isuzu.)


Two new Isuzu Grafter N35.125 trucks with curtainside bodies are playing important roles in IJ McGill Transport’s in-house driver training programme. The 3.5-tonners act as training vehicles to encourage and train non-HGV (heavy goods vehicle) drivers to move up to higher GVW (gross vehicle weight) trucks at the company, while also logging plenty of miles on regional distribution duties.


“It’s essential for us that the driver trainees have the right attitude and will progress their career from LGV to HGVs by being prepared with all the necessary skills required,” says Director Ian McGill.


Grafter Prepares Young Drivers

IJ McGill Transport has been running 7.5-tonne Isuzu trucks for five years in its 104-strong distribution fleet. “We have been impressed with the payload, durability, and good fuel consumption they give,” says McGill. Before moving up in payload, IJ McGill Transport can now use the Isuzu Grafter N35.125 trucks to recruit non-HGV drivers and give them valuable experience with distribution routes. “The Isuzu Grafter has a tilt cab for easy maintenance and the driving position is similar to an LGV, with good all-round visibility, which we feel is an important safety attribute especially when giving consideration to other vulnerable road users,” says McGill.


The 3.5-Tonne Grafter

Isuzu N35-series Grafters feature a gross vehicle weight of 3,500 kilograms (7,716 pounds) and a maximum trailer weight of 3,500 kg as well. There are two models in the 3.5-tonne Grafter range: the N35.125 and the N35.150. Both trucks come with single or twin rear wheels. A wide variety of configuration options beyond box truck and curtainside bodywork, such as dropside and tipper bodies, are available to adapt the truck to the needs of builders, landscape gardeners, arborists, and other contractors.


Find The Right Isuzu Truck

Visit Truck Locator for a variety of new and used Isuzu trucks for sale, including D-Max, Grafter, N75, and NQR models and more.


Source: Isuzu

Posted On 21 April 2021
Category: Truck and Trailer News
Tags : isuzu rigid curtainside trucks rigid trucks
  Blog Archive
Astheimer Design Wins Dezeen Product Design Award For Volta Zero Full-Electric Truck
Dezeen judges celebrated the battery-electric truck for its low environmental impact with last-mile freight deliveries, a design that shifts away from vans and cars to zero-emission distribution with enhanced driver and pedestrian safety. ...
Read More
FUSO Canter Light Truck Has A Repeat Customer In Chelmsford Plastic Warehouse
Chelmsford Plastic Warehouse operates a fleet of eight Canters between its Chelmsford, Essex, headquarters (six trucks) and its Benfleet, Essex, branch location (two Canters). ...
Read More
Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council Acquires More Mercedes-Benz Econic Refuse Trucks
The Council’s waste and recycling managers have been adding to its mixed fleet of more than 70 vehicles while working to grow recycling participation rates in Armagh. ...
Read More
7-Tonne IVECO Daily Road Repair Vehicles Make The Dawsongroup Sweepers Team
Dawsongroup Sweepers’ Daily road repair vehicles are already allocated on long-term contracts to local authority and utility sector rental customers. ...
Read More
A&F Haulage Is Sold On Reliability Of The Volvo FM
The asphalt and aggregate specialist’s fleet of 104 trucks reports that Volvos make up more than half its fleet. ...
Read More
Volta Trucks Starts Production Of Prototype Full-Electric 16-Tonne Volta Zero Delivery Trucks In Coventry Facility
The custom facility will build 25 of the 16-tonne, zero-emissions vehicles to begin a thorough testing programme in January. ...
Read More
Mercedes-Benz Unimog U530s Take On Overhead Line Duty For UK Power Networks
The Unimogs are equipped with electrically insulated Versalift hydraulic lift arms and two-person buckets instead of UK Power Networks’ previous one-person equipment. ...
Read More
UK’s First Two Volvo FE Electric Tippers To Join Fox Group In 2022
“We are strongly committed to playing our part in the UK’s push to reach net zero and we will be making more of our fleet electric in the future,” says Fox Group Managing Director Paul Fox. ...
Read More
MAN TGX 18.510 Wins Sustainable Truck Of The Year 2022
In its announcement of the award, the Sustainable Truck of the Year jury highlighted the TGX’s advanced aerodynamics and efficient powertrain. ...
Read More
IVECO Conducts 4-Vehicle Platooning Pilot In Conjunction With C-Roads Italy
The C-Roads Italy infrastructure in the Brenner Motorway provided the perfect backdrop for testing vehicle-passenger cooperation. ...
Read More