Nottinghamshire-based Griffin Freight Services has added 11 Mercedes-Benz trucks to its fleet. The company turned to Northside Truck and Van to extend its fleet, which now consists of more than 50 trucks.
The company is preparing to move to a new 23-acre headquarters in Retford, allowing for further growth, which has led to the acquisition of the trucks.
The first four are already in service. All 8x2 Arocs 3248 models, they distribute building products, including pre-cast concrete sections, to construction sites across the country.
A fifth eight-wheeler is due to arrive shortly, while six Actros 2545 tractor units will start work as soon as the operator’s eye-catching liveries have been applied.
Scott Bailey, Griffin Freight Services’ transport manager said: “Mercedes-Benz has commanded the lion’s share of our fleet for many years now, because it’s trucks have proved to be reliable, cost-effective, and well able to cope with a tough working life.
“Just as importantly, though, we’ve also built an excellent working relationship with Northside Truck & Van.
“Its Sales Executive Nigel Hill manages our orders professionally, liaises with bodybuilders, and ensures that the vehicles are always delivered in perfect condition.
“The Dealer provides a very high level of back-up, too.
“This allows us to keep downtime to a minimum, by getting any maintenance or repair work done outside our own hours of business.
“Support like that is priceless, and goes a long way towards ensuring that we remain loyal to the Mercedes-Benz brand.”
The dealer has been responsible for delivering 80% (more than 50) of the new trucks the company has purchased in the last ten years.
The company was founded in 1991 by father and son Tim and Mick Griffin. It continues to expand with new headquarters and further vehicles being added to the fleet, with the latter set to join the other trucks at shows across the UK.