Enterprise Flex-E-Rent and Bevan Group have teamed up again to help express home delivery specialist Breezemount with the latest additions to its truck fleet.
The 24 new DAF 7.5-tonners were commissioned as part of Breezemount’s contract with a leading furniture retailer, which has grown by 35% over the last two years, and are equipped with DriveCam front- and cab-facing safety cameras.
As part of its core fleet for the operation, Breezemount runs 95 vehicles, using a combination of 7.5- and 12-tonne DAF chassis with Bevan box bodies which have been on hire from Enterprise since 2012.
Although the remaining two dozen trucks on Breezemount’s core fleet had been sourced from another provider, which also built their bodies, these have now been sent back and replaced by Breezemount’s first Euro 6 vehicles, supplied by Enterprise and built by Bevan. This means that for the first time the two partners can lay claim to 100% of their customer’s fleet at 7.5 tonnes and above.
Head of fleet Graham Brooks said: “We have worked closely with Enterprise to understand and manage risk and increase safety, while also restricting our operational costs, with minor changes to standard specification such as ‘unbreakable’ mirrors.
“The quality and durability of the vehicle bodies is a key component in this – the construction of our Bevan boxes has proved to be markedly superior to those by the other supplier we were using previously, and this has translated into lower costs and reduced downtime.
“Bevan has also enhanced the body specification for our new vehicles, incorporating additional measures to protect against damage, particularly of the corner cappings.”
He adds: “Given the seven days a week nature of our operation, maximising vehicle utilisation is crucial and we also benefit from timely and efficient product back-up. The truck bodies and tail-lifts are maintained and repaired at our locations by Bevan Aftercare’s mobile technicians. They provide a first-class service, while from our point of view the liaison between Enterprise and Bevan is seamless.”