The order is for a diverse mix of light commercial vehicles, minibuses and trucks, with the company on a five-year full service contract hire agreement. The order includes five Peugeot minibuses and 22 Ford Transit light commercials, which will be specifically used to support a Ministry of Defence contract to deliver and collect furniture for soldiers who have service family accommodation. The Transits’ Luton bodywork was provided by Truck Craft Bodies, and specified with a tail lift.
The company will also supply 13 rigid trucks – six 7.5-tonne DAF LF150s, three 12-tonne DAF LF180s and a trio of 18-tonne DAF LF220s; each specified with a crew cab. A specialist 18-tonne DAF XF with a Space Cab completes the rigid truck order, and will be used for international removal operations. Bodybuilder Paneltex Transload provided the rigid bodies for all 13 trucks, and each is fitted with a tail lift, to better aid Harrow Green’s removal staff.
The 40 new arrivals join a fleet of over 80 vehicles at Harrow Green, and will operate around the clock, seven days a week, assisting Harrow Green’s specialists as they move products ranging from files to furniture.
Under the agreement Asset Alliance will retain ownership of the new vehicles, while also shouldering the associated safety inspections, breakdown cover, operational costs, tyre replacements and all maintenance, servicing and repair requirements.
Harrow Green specialises in business relocation services both domestically or internationally. The company also offers technology relocation services, maintains large storage facilities at locations around the country, and can also provide furniture and IT equipment and consumables recycling, document management, scanning and shredding services.