Mother’s Day gifts don’t get much better than a new IVECO Daily van, and for charity ‘St Kilda Mums’, the arrival of a new 9m³ Daily 35S was the perfect present for hundreds of mums who will benefit from faster and more efficient deliveries of much needed goods.
Based in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda but servicing all areas of Melbourne and regional Victoria, St Kilda Mums recycle nursery equipment such as cots, prams and car seats as well as clothes, linen and other baby essentials.
These quality donated goods are cleaned and supplied to families in need, as identified by maternal health nurses and local social service agencies.
According to St Kilda Mums CEO, Jessica MacPherson, the Daily will allow us to use our own drivers, so the whole delivery process can be better managed – we’re absolutely thrilled to have it.”
The van was funded following joint efforts between Gandel Philanthropy, IVECO Dealership Adtrans and IVECO Australia, with the IVECO team closely advising and specifying the van to best suit urban and regional distribution in which it would operate.
Considering the Daily would sometimes be used by volunteers as well as professional drivers, the market-leading 8-speed full automatic transmission was selected to provide a more comfortable and stress-free driving experience in high traffic areas.
For easier parking the van also features the IVECONNECT multimedia system with reversing camera, while to help keep fuel bills at a minimum, the team selected the most frugal Daily engine available, a 2.3 litre turbodiesel producing 126hp and 320Nm of torque, more than sufficient power for the volumetric nature of the cargo.