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Isuzu offering versatility for Allied Express


National logistics company Allied Express has to account for a variety of jobs and needs for its subcontractors with its fleet of trucks – this can range from metro delivery to long-haul interstate freighting.

The company has grown significantly since the pandemic, with expansion in the form of a state-of-the-art automated sorting and distribution system at its Bankstown facility.

Managing director Michelle McDowell says that while there isn’t necessarily a perfect delivery truck, Allied’s subcontractors seem to prefer the fleet of Isuzu trucks that the company can offer.

“Our fleet consists of a wide variety of trucks, because we do such a gauntlet of different delivery types,” she says.

“Reliability and presentation are very important for Allied Express as our customers put their trust in us to deliver the product on their behalf… it is important for all drivers to keep their vehicles well-presented and for them to be proud of their work.”

Managing director Michelle McDowell with one of Allied’s Isuzu trucks. (Image: Isuzu Australia/Supplied)

Jack Singh is one of Allied’s subcontractors driving Isuzu. While he primarily does metro runs hauling pallets through Sydney, he occasionally ventures regionally.

“I bought the late 2022 model of the FSR 140-260 from Dwyers Truck Centre,” he says.

“It’s a fantastic truck, I wanted this specific body length and size which makes it perfect for my everyday routine.

“I’ve got a six-year warranty on this new truck and a service agreement from the dealer.

“This means that if I get a job overnight, I just have to put the keys in the ignition and away I go and I know that I’m covered anywhere in Australia with the nationwide warranty.”

Jack Singh with his Isuzu. (Image: Isuzu Australia/Supplied)

The FSR has proven a prime platform to support Singh’s needs, with an extended wheelbase of nine metres and a 2.6-metre clearance allowing for greater payload and maximising productivity.

A six-speed Allison automatic transmission provides ease of use in busy city traffic, working in combination with a customised airbag suspension system controlled from the cab to protect Jack’s precious cargo.

A choice of custom media doors at the rear provides optimum access and a professional presentation. Adding to this, a freshly minted chrome grille plus matching air deflector and accents makes for a very proudly presented unit.

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