Prohire makes multi-million pound investment rental fleet

Prohire has made a multi-million pound investment in high specification vehicles for its rental fleet.

The move is designed to support logistics operators by providing rental vehicles that are both cost effective to operators and appeal to their drivers.

Sales director Andrew Morley said: “During the autumn we made another significant investment in rental vehicles to enhance our support capability for new and existing customers alike.

“From 3.5 tonne panel vans and 7.5-26 tonne rigids, to 44-tonne tractor units, the common thread has been specification enhancement.

“We completely understand the issues facing the industry and the vehicle specifications we’ve stipulated, across the board, mean that when renting from Prohire customers have access to rental vehicles that drivers really want to use.”

The latest vehicles ordered for Prohire’s rental fleet include 3.5 tonne Citroen ‘Enterprise’ panel vans.

“This specification includes air conditioning, rear parking sensors, cruise control with variable speed limiter and satellite navigation with a 5” colour touchscreen,” said Morley. “And, the 44 tonne units that we’ve added to our rental fleet are top-of-the-range Mercedes Actros tractor units fitted with BigSpace cabs.

“They even have a fridge installed, which may not seem much, but to a driver on the road all day long it’s a much-appreciated comfort. Its these touches that can make the difference when it comes to recruiting drivers.”

The Mercedes Actros tractor units also feature Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) for enhanced fuel efficiency.

“Fuel consumption is critical for operators so addressing this cost at the same time as making the vehicle attractive to drivers perfectly suits our customer focussed approach, our attention to detail and our determination to provide nothing short of exceptional customer care,” added Morley.

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