Mabey Hire described the expansion of its truck fleet as “an unprecedented investment” for the firm and comes on the back of a strategic decision to step up service and flexibility for customer deliveries.
Newly appointed transport manager Stephen Tooby said: “As part of this investment, we have some of the latest safety equipment on the vehicles, including cameras, side-scanning sensors and safety alarms to warn the driver of vulnerable road users. In addition, we are installing full fleet tracking to all 39 of our vehicles, so that we can provide customers with accurate information including expected delivery times.”
Six of the vehicles are articulated lorries with seven trailers of differing sizes, allowing for smaller loads to be carried or for the vehicle to manoeuvre more easily when required. Two lorry-mounted crane vehicles, due on stream in September, will allow matting to be taken off the fleet quickly and easily. These two rigid crane lorries also offer an extra trailer, to increase their load carrying capabilities for large matting jobs.
National operations director Rob Walsh added: “The investment in our transport capability is unprecedented in Mabey Hire’s history. It provides an additional benefit to our logistics division through the inclusion of a trunking function – transferring equipment overnight between our depots – and it also provides our staff and the general public with a safer environment to operate in.”