29/10/2019

My V8 “exceeds all expectations”  

S650’s performance backs up its renowned status for Duncan Smith Haulage  

A recently delivered V8 upgrade for Norfolk-based Duncan Smith Haulage is delivering on the promise of a luxurious, but most importantly, economical, driving experience.   

A typical day for Owner-Driver Duncan Smith involves the transportation and delivery of industrial quantities of fertiliser, predominantly to international supplier OMEX.  

Requiring a vehicle that could meet the requirements of this varied and demanding daily haul, Duncan decided to replace their R620 6X2 MNA Topline, which had been in service for nearly nine years, with a brand new S650 A 6X2 NA Sleeper Highline. 

When the new S650 was delivered I had the biggest smile of all time on my face, everything was as ordered and the technicians did a very thorough PDI. There’s nothing that I could complain about, which I must say is rare for me!

Duncan Smith

Duncan Smith Haulage

“My R620 exceeded all expectations”, said Duncan, “it was low maintenance, as long as you did what was required, and performed faultlessly. The fact that I decided to replace it says a hell of a lot about how the truck fared for my business. James Crouch sold me the new V8, as he did the previous, and sorted me out with a great customer package.

“When the new S650 was delivered I had the biggest smile of all time on my face, everything was as ordered and the technicians did a very thorough PDI. There’s nothing that I could complain about, which I must say is rare for me!”

Having worked in the industry for over 30 years, Duncan is no stranger to the world-renowned rumble of the V8, which he concurred is “very pleasing, and “a massive bonus”, but explained that his key focus has always been on the truck’s driveability and performance – where this V8 truly excels itself. 

“I’ve been around commercial vehicles my whole life”, he said. “It’s a lorry, you still have to get up early, but what I love about the V8 is that it just feels good to drive. It’s giving me consistency on returns, good service, and has gone above and beyond my expectations. 

“The V8 stands head and shoulders above everything else that’s out there.