Reynolds, the fruit and vegetable supplier, has signed a deal with Fraikin for 11 Mercedes-Benz Actros tractor units on a five-year, full-service contract hire agreement.
Reynolds operates a 235-strong commercial vehicle fleet, ranging from vans to 44-tonne heavy trucks. The new 44 tonne tractor units represent like-for-like replacements of older variants.
Fraikin is also supplying a 12th Mercedes-Benz on a rental agreement; the truck will provide extra capacity when required, though Reynolds will only be charged for the time it is in use.
Steve White, Head of Fleet Support at Reynolds, says: “Fraikin tailored a deal their competitors simply couldn’t match. The flexibility of the additional truck will make a huge difference to our operation, as will the benefit of the improved driver training – and having a Fraikin branch on our doorstep means any vehicle collected for servicing will be back in no time at all.”
Each new truck will be in operation seven days a week and is expected to clock up some 160,000 km a year. Fraikin has specified the vehicles with a StreamSpace cab for extra space and comfort, making them ideal for Reynolds’ long distance work.