Inverness-based Williamson Foodservice has taken delivery of two new temperature-controlled Dafs from Fraikin on a five-year full-service contract hire deal.
The two new LF 7.5-tonne rigids replace older vehicles in the fleet and are mounted with Tekbo insulated bodies and Thermo King refrigeration units.They will supply fresh and chilled food and drink to catering and retail customers in some of the remotest parts of Scotland.
All maintenance work will be managed by Fraikin via an approved third-party network on a collection-and-delivery basis, with work proactively scheduled out of hours.The agreement includes tyre replacement, routine safety inspections, road fund licencing, 24/7 breakdown support and relief vehicle cover.
Williamson Foodservice operates a 30-strong commercial vehicle fleet made up of 17 light commercials - six of which are already sourced on contract hire - and 13 trucks of between 7.5 tonnes and 18 tonnes that are all owned by the business.
Gary Williamson, MD at the operator said: “Fraikin was committed to providing a maintenance package that was perfectly suited to our business needs. Our vehicles clock up a high mileage delivering well off the beaten track for most truck fleets, so maximising uptime was pivotal - particularly when carrying temperature-sensitive loads.”
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