The first Isuzu truck has been added to Orpington-based Road Runners Recovery Service's fleet.

Company director Mark Crawley said they were impressed by the substantial payload offered by the Isuzu 7.5 tonne vehicle.

'To keep up with our customer requirements, we needed a crew cab truck with good payload,' he said.

'Naturally, the Isuzu fitted the bill perfectly. Being based within the London Low Emission Zone, all our vehicles must satisfy the stringent emission standards. Overall, we felt that the Isuzu 7.5 tonne Euro VI crew cab was the right vehicle for our fleet.'

The recovery vehicle is an Isuzu N75.190 manual crew cab rigid truck, fitted with a fully demountable Worldwide Recovery Aluminium Lo Slider body, supplied by

It features air-conditioning and five cameras, including a reversing camera, that provide 24-hour recording at all times. There is additional voice recording in the cab too.

Other features specified on the new Isuzu include extra-large lockers, a sliding winch, an impressive 4° loading angle, which is ideal for low profile, prestige vehicle recovery, and a second car lift for towing an additional vehicle.

Mr Crawley said this vehicle will cover approximately 50,000 miles per year and will mainly be operated by two dedicated drivers.

'Both drivers are happy with the spacious Isuzu crew cab, and they find the vehicle is easy to drive and certainly powerful enough to handle our recovery operations.'

Based in Orpington in Kent, Road Runners Recovery Service has been in business since 1989 and operates in the London, Kent and South East area, providing vehicle recovery and transport services to its extensive customer base.

In September this year, this new Isuzu for Road Runners Recovery Service was the centrepiece of the Worldwide Recovery stand at the Tow Show in Telford.