The Cartwright Group has won a major fleet contract with parcel delivery company Hermes to supply 244 box vans and seventy tractor units, 40 using Euro 6 diesel engines and 30 using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).
The deal is part of Cartwright’s ambition to expand its fleet management and contract hire business – Cartwright Fleet Services (CFS) – and comes with ongoing maintenance for five years.
As well as the 244 specialist parcel vehicles, the agreement represents one of the largest orders in the UK for natural gas-powered vehicles with 30 of the Iveco tractors fuelled by Compressed Natural Gas.
The fleet will be maintained by CFS through its nationwide network of service centres.
Lawrence Todd, Director of CFS, commented: “We are delighted to have won this contract to supply Hermes with a complete package from design and build through to finance and ongoing fleet management.”
Martin Colloff, Head of Client and Network Distribution at Hermes, said: “Working with Cartwright enables us to receive an end-to-end managed solution for our fleet, which is efficient and helps us to manage our vehicles through one dedicated point of contact. We deliver more than 330 million parcels each year to customers across the UK and Cartwright’s support enables us to continually improve and exceed our standards.”