Salford Van Hire has added more than 200 new DAF trucks to its spot hire and contract hire fleets.
The large order represents £16m in investment in the fleet with “more announcements on further spending” due before the end of the year” according to Salford Van Hire’s owner Raffaello Bacci.
The order, which will be completed by the end of the year, includes both rigid vehicles at 7.5-, 12- and 18-tonnes with boxes and curtain-siders, as well as tractor units.
The tractor units are the DAF FTGF Space and Super Space cabs.
“Despite the trials and tribulations of the pandemic and the uncertainties of a post Brexit Britain, we have seen continued demand for our spot rental and contract hire services, with particular demand from the third-party logistics sector which recognises our ability to respond quickly and efficiently for the need to supply vehicles across the product spectrum to meet their changing needs,” said Bacci.
“We identified the need for 12 tonne rigid vehicles for the growing same/next
day delivery sector early on and acted quickly to bring them on-stream,” he added.