Pipe systems manufacturer Aliaxis has added 93 new and used Daf trucks and trailers to its fleet, supplied on service contract hire from Fraikin.
The deal, worth £9m, includes 30 rigids split between 15- and 18-tonne CFs and 49 demountable boxes. There are also 14 drawbar trailers, two new, and 12 refurbished by Fraikin. All are expected to remain in service until at least 2021.
Fraikin is also providing a team of 26 drivers, all servicing, maintenance and repairs, road fund licensing, six-weekly safety inspections, MoT testing, tyre management and roadside assistance.
Aliaxis fleet manager Tom Hamlyn said: “By having the latest CVs in our fleet we can provide greater driver safety, improve fuel economy and contribute to a greener environment, while providing customers with an outstanding service. Our contract hire agreement with Fraikin means the first three of those are taken care of, so we can focus on our customers.”
Last month French refrigerated rental firm Petit Forestier bought Fraikin in a €1.3bn (£1.09bn) deal.
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