The story behind Vertue

Roy Trevor have always had a tradition to name their vehicles. Over the many years Roy Trevor have been in business the names that have been given to the trucks are often carried over onto new vehicles that enter the Roy Trevor fleet. Vertue is one of the first names chosen for the Roy Trevor Fleet and has been used on 4 of our trucks from the 1950’s right through to 2015!

Vertue 1:

(4664 ED) was on the road between Dec 1950 – Oct 1960, it moved many family homes in its 10 years.

Vertue 2:

A DAF 2500 (KDM 557Y) was in service from 1963 – 1983

Roy Trevor have always been at the forefront of logistics, the DAF 2500 was the first of its kind, drawbar vehicles were able to carry trailers up to 3,500 cubic feet this could accommodate up to 20 customers per load. It covered France, Germany as well as all of the UK.

Vertue 3:

(MW03 EZH) IVECO 400, was in service from 2003 – 2013 it was a 400bhp 6×2 Iveco Stralis. The truck was fitted with a Ray Smith demountable system which allowed the vehicle to be fully intermodal. This Vertue was also the first 6×2 chassis configuration that the company operated allowing higher gross weights up to 26tonne. As Vertue was interchangeable it had the added benefit that it could change its vehicle body from standard removal bodies, to ISO container carrying capabilities. The ability to carry containers also co-incided with the opening of our new automated container warehouse in Cheshire. Vertue’s main role however was long distance European Journey’s carrying household furniture and effects to Portugal and Spain. The driver and professional removal man that drove Vertue was John Rotherham who has worked for Roy Trevor since he left school at 16 and is still working for us now. The vehicle did many successful trips to Europe and never let the business down while undertaking the long trips to Europe.

Vertue 4:

(DE64 HKH) was in action for Roy Trevor in September 2014

Our latest Vertue is a DAF, designed for maximum transport efficiency with a state-of-the-art PACCAR Engine that has a fuel tank capacity up to 1500 Litres.