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Phoenix Healthcare Distribution commits to new fleet of Mercedes-Benz vans

Mercedes-Benz Phoenix Healthcare

Phoenix Healthcare Distribution has taken on the first wave of 92 Sprinters after committing to a new fleet of Mercedes-Benz Vans.

The wholesaler has a 400-strong fleet, and the 92 vehicles included a combination of short 310 CDIs and medium and long 313 CDIs which are the subject of a contract hire agreement with long-term partner LeasePlan.

Phoenix Healthcare Distribution supplies a range of products to hospitals, health centres, dispensing surgeries and pharmacies.

It operates from UK headquarters in Runcorn and a network of 13 depots nationwide.

The Sprinters are on multi-drop delivery duties and typically cover more than 1,000 miles a week.

All are fitted with tracking systems and rear parking sensors, and limited to 70mph.

New EU legislation requires that pharmaceutical products must be carried in temperature-controlled vehicles.

Phoenix plans to trial a Sprinter chassis cab with fridge body by Paneltex, alongside a panel van converted by the same specialist.

“We’re not interested in short-term deals but like to develop long-standing relationships with our suppliers,” said Jason Gadsby, group fleet manager at Phoenix Healthcare Distribution.



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