Friday 28th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

CPL Distribution takes 33 trucks on contract hire

Coal merchant CPL Distribution is upgrading its fleet with 33 new light and medium-weight trucks on contract hire from Fraikin.

The order includes six 3.5-tonne Toyota pick-up trucks, eight 7.5-tonne Isuzu rigids and 19 DAF LF 55-tonne rigids, each supplied on a five-year, full service contract hire agreement.

The rigids are fitted with flatbed bodies with safety railings and two pairs of steps on each side, to enable safe and easy access for the driver and to guard against falls from the lorry bed.

Transport manager Mandy Gill said: “Contract hire works well for our business as it ensures fixed running costs and a single point of contact, which is especially important as our fleet is widely spread across 32 different depots nationwide.”

The fleet will be used primarily to deliver a range of solid fuels to private households, commercial customers and garage forecourts. 

Each of the new vehicles is covered for full servicing, maintenance, repair and MOTs, with Fraikin. The deal also includes road fund licensing, tyres and 24/7 emergency roadside assistance.