Fraikin has streamlined fleet operations for cooler manufacturer Waterlogic with the supply of 19 new commercial vehicles.
Marking a mix of additions and replacements for the 80-strong fleet, the new Iveco Daily 7.2-tonne chassis cabs replace previous 7.5-tonners from another manufacturer and bring greater payload capacity despite a lighter gross vehicle weight.
The vehicles will transport water bottles nationwide making a number of drops each day, five days a week, are being supplied by Fraikin on a four-year deal. The previous six-year structure has been replaced, in an effort to enhance vehicle reliability and uptime for a fleet which is worked hard by running fully laden most of the time.
The vehicles are mounted with bespoke-built curtainside bodies, manufactured by Transload featuring floor-mounted stillages for carrying water bottles, and are being operated on fixed monthly payments. This includes full servicing, maintenance and repair, tyre replacement, routine safety inspections, road fund licensing and 24/7 breakdown support. Fraikin will manage all maintenance via an approved third-party network on a collection and delivery basis.
The new deal strengthen’s Waterlogic’s 13-year relationship with Fraikin, with Kevin Matthews, national operations director, commenting: “It’s not a case of simply ordering new trucks from Fraikin – they looked at our precise requirements and maintenance history, and recommended a totally new solution which will make our business more efficient and improve our corporate image.”