Essex-based Dixson Haulage has taken vehicles from Fraikin for the first time - a mix of trucks and trailers on full service contract hire.
The firm has taken six 26-tonne Mercedes-Benz Actros curtainsiders with bodywork by JC Payne, a Renault T 6x2 tractor unit and a 44ft Montracon curtain-sided trailer, which replace older vehicles and will be used to transport a range of goods across the UK, including clothing and textiles. All the vehicles are expected to clock up about 120,000 miles a year and be in operation five days a week.
The agreement includes full servicing, maintenance and repairs, routine safety inspections, MoT testing, road fund licensing, tyre replacement, 24/7 breakdown support and relief vehicle cover. Servicing will take place outside of peak periods at Fraikin’s branch in Enfield, with a collection and delivery service in place from the operator’s South Ockendon base.
The contract hire deal includes fixed monthly payments. Dixson Haulage director Gerry Sint said: “Switching to Fraikin was an easy decision, it demonstrated a real commitment to getting under the skin of our business.
“Everything about the contract - from the specification of the vehicles to the maintenance plan - has been optimised to make our fleet even more efficient. Key to this is scheduling servicing to avoid our busiest periods, meaning we always have the fleet on the road when we need it.
“It also takes care of much of the administration which comes with running a fleet, meaning we can focus on our customers and growing the company even further. From the moment of our first enquiry, the level of support we have received from Fraikin has been fantastic, it quickly understood our business needs and knew precisely the vehicles we needed for the job. I’m confident our fleet will continue to grow with Fraikin in the future.”
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