MC Rental adds more than 100 trucks to its rental fleet

MC Rental

MC Rental has added more than 100 new vehicles to its truck range with the hope of expanding its short-term rentals for customers in the municipal and construction industries.

The vehicles are a mixture of skips, hook-loaders, beavertails, tippers, tipper grabs and builders merchant vehicles from Scania, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo and DAF. They will be followed up with an additional order for more than 100 new units in the first six months of 2019.

Sales director Dave Hutchins said: “MC Rental’s proven expertise in supplying municipal and construction vehicles to customers through our long-term contract hire fleet has enabled us to expand our short-term rental fleet with an optimum range of similar vehicles.

“This investment in new chassis types has enabled us to supply this unique and complex market place with a range of specialised high-specification trucks that meet our customer’s short-term operational requirements.” 

“By offering a diverse range of municipal and construction vehicles on short-term rental, we believe this is a unique proposition for customers who have previously found it difficult to source such vehicles on a short-term basis.”

MC Rental has added tippers, beavertails, grab, hook and skip-loaders to its fleet this year, as well as waste specification tractor units and crane-mounted rigids. It operates more than 3,000 vehicles from 4x4s and vans, through to artics.

“MC Rental has expanded rapidly and over the past few years we have experienced an increase in demand for a wider range of trucks. The move to diversify into offering trucks for short-term hire for the building and construction industries for example has paid dividends as we have widened our customer base as a result.

“While we have had these types of trucks on our long-term hire fleet for a while, we have not had them available for our short-term hire fleet before,” said Hutchins.

Manheim appoints new commercial vehicles director

Matthew Davock

Matthew Davock has been promoted to director of commercial vehicles at Manheim, replacing James Davis.

Previously head of LCV, Davock has helped expand the commercial side of the business alongside Davis, who will become customer insight and strategy director for commercial vehicles.

A lifelong employee of Manheim, Davock has been with the Cox Automotive business for more than 20 years, joining from school to work at Manheim’s Haydock auction centre, and working his way up to join the national CV team as head of LCV in 2014. He launched a dedicated CV selling centre in Shepshed and introduced a second lane at the business’s Gloucester branch.

He also added a new sale to the Haydock auction programme while supporting the development of Manheim’s online commercial vehicle offering.

Manheim MD Peter Bell said: “Matthew has shown exceptional skills in his role as head of LCV, and together he and James have strived to achieve Manheim’s position as the clear market leader.”