Ford F-550 in Al Tayer Motors fleet drives a million km in 2,000 days

A Ford F-550 Super Duty delivery truck belonging to Al Tayer Motors drives more than a million kilometres in 2014 days, or just over five and a half years

Bassam Shadid, transportation manager at Al Tayer Motors, stands alongside the milestone vehicle, driven by an Al Tayer staff member.
Bassam Shadid, transportation manager at Al Tayer Motors, stands alongside the milestone vehicle, driven by an Al Tayer staff member.

A Ford F-550 Super Duty pickup truck belonging to Al Tayer Motors, the distributor for Ford vehicles in the UAE, has driven more than a million kilometres in 2014 days, or just over five and a half years.

Used to transport vehicles to showrooms and handle customer deliveries, the vehicle is estimated to have made over 14,000 trips since it was brought into service in October 2011. In that time, the distance travelled by the vehicle is equal to 25 trips around the world.

“Ford commercial vehicles are among the best loved vehicles in the USA and increasingly, we are seeing them in greater numbers on UAE roads as well,” said Martin Penny, senior VP for Ford at Al Tayer Motors.

“Covering a million kilometres in such as short period of time is quite an achievement and further proof of the F-550’s reliability and durability.”

Commenting on the achievement and vehicle, Bassam Shadid, transportation manager at Al Tayer Motors, said: “We have taken good care of it, maintained it well and it has never let us down.”

Ford’s F-Series is in its 69th year,  and has been the best-selling series in the USA for 40 years in a row.

Today, the series ranges from the  from the light-duty F-150 and F-250 pickups to the F-550 Super Duty pickups and chassis cabs.

The line-up sold by Al Tayer Motors includes the F-150, the F-150 Raptor, F-350, the F-Series Ranger, and F-550 Super Duty, as well as Econoline and Transit vans.

Al Tayer Motors was established in 1982 and represents an array of European and American automotive brands across the UAE, including Ferrari, Maserati, Land Rover, Jaguar, Ford, Lincoln and Ford Trucks.

It also has growing network of sales, service and parts centres across Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah, staffed by a team of more than 3,000 professionals.

In Abu Dhabi, Al Tayer Motors represents its automotive brands through Premier Motors.

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