Ryder, the commercial vehicle rental, contract hire and maintenance specialist, is supplying 162 new DAF vehicles to international textile, hygiene and facilities services specialist Elis.
Replacing a fleet of outgoing models, the new trucks will for the most part carry out laundry delivery operations across 38 Elis sites nationwide.
The new batch of rigid trucks includes latest specification 18t DAF CF230s, 15t DAF LF230s, 12t DAF LF180s and 7.5t DAF LF150s.
Ryder was selected for the new contract following a detailed benchmarking exercise and consultation on Elis’ projected fleet and commercial requirements. The vehicles are being supplied on a full contract hire basis with full maintenance, including tail-lift.
Shaun Stephenson, Ryder Director of Engineering, said, “Our long-standing relationship and operational experience with Elis enables us to understand in detail their commercial transport requirements. Elis’ vehicles operate in an extremely demanding environment and our Account Management team and Engineers have worked closely with Elis, and managed the supply chain, including the bodybuilders and specialist equipment suppliers, to ensure that we provide the right vehicles and specialised adaptations, service backup, and commercial terms to fully meet their operational demands.
“We look forward to continuing to support Elis’ transportation needs and the further growth of their business.”
The new vehicles are being phased into the Elis fleet with the final vehicles being supplied in 2020.