Salford Van Hire spends £16m on Renault Trucks

George Barrow
February 24, 2022

Salford Van Hire has received its order of more than 200 Renault Trucks worth in excess of £16m.

The order is made up of 165 tractor units, 20 rigid box vans and curtainsiders built on 6x2 chassis at 26 tonnes from PPS Commercials in Pilsworth and 20 rigid tail lift dropsides and tail lift box vans on 18 tonne chassis built by Martin Williams of Hull.

The units will be added to Salford’s contract hire and spot hire fleets which have been waiting for the new arrivals after supply chain issues caused primarily by the pandemic had delayed their delivery.

SVH chairman Raffaello Bacci said: “We are a customer led company and our customers tell us they like the Renault offering. That factor combined with our own exhaustive vehicle research and testing mean we have faith in the Renault range.”

Speaking about the delays in deliveries, Bacci said: “It has been frustrating for all concerned but we are confident the worst is behind us and that the future is bright despite the recent announcement by Ryder of its withdrawal from the rental sector here in the UK.”

Salford Van Hire are also opening a new preparation and maintenance centre in the Crumpsall area of Manchester close to their main depot on Sherborne St. They also last year added 220 new DAF Trucks to their hire fleet in another fleet refresh.

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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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