FTH Hire Group has taken delivery of a refurbished DAF LF 230 and four new DAF CF 480 rigids mounted with beavertail bodies. The vehicles were specified to the company’s requirements, liveried to match the rest of the fleet and delivered in under two months.
James Carr, transport manager at FTH Hire Group, said: “We are very impressed with the support we’ve received from the MV Commercial team, from the quality of the vehicles and their timely build turnaround, through to the professional livery service – they have really helped us to accelerate our fleet upgrade programme.”
The vehicles will be based across FTH Hire’s sites located in Airdrie, Basingstoke, Farnham, Guildford and Southampton. The group also has depots in Chelmsford, Farnborough, Horsham, Maidstone and Reading. The 32-tonne trucks will be put to work delivering plant and equipment such as excavators, telehandlers, forklifts and dumpers.
Carr added: “The new trucks offer excellent payload capacity and really look the part; they’re ideally suited for transporting our full range of available plant and equipment. We work them hard on multi-drop journeys, doing four or five runs every day from our depots to various customer construction sites, so it’s crucially important they are reliable. MV Commercial listened to our needs and the team have gone the extra mile to ensure we got the exact vehicles we required.”
FTH Hire runs a fleet of similar beavertail bodied trucks to provide plant and tool hire services to customers across the UK including building and landscaping contractors. The family business has more than 40 years of experience in this industry.