Ryder is supplying 162 new DAF vehicles to international textile, hygiene and facilities services company Elis.
Commercial vehicle rental, contract hire and maintenance services provider, Ryder, has sent a new fleet that will replace its existing models, consisting of rigid trucks with the specification Euro-6 18t DAF CF230s, 15t DAF LF230s, 12t DAF LF180s and 7.5t DAF LF150s.
Elis’ contract was won following a benchmarking exercise and consultation on the company’s projected fleet and commercial requirements.
Its new vehicles are being supplied on a full contract hire basis with full maintenance, including tail-lift.
Peter Kelly, Elis group compliance and fleet manager, said: "We have a longstanding relationship with Ryder, and they understand our business and what we are looking for from our vehicle fleet.
“This is a high-profile contract as it is the first HGV order Elis has made following its acquisition of Berendsen.
"Ryder was awarded the contract to supply these new vehicles based on the competitive contract terms they offered together with the excellent support we receive from the Account Management team, the Engineering team, and the Ryder network, who understand the service demands across our 38 sites."
To reduce damage and improve safety, Ryder worked with Elis and the bodybuilder to design improved internal restraining straps and mountings for securing the cages within the vehicle during transportation.
Each of the new vehicles are being installed with a comprehensive TomTom telematics suite, and 360-degree, four camera system that produces live images and is direct vision standard compliant.
The system also allows direct communication between the vehicle and Elis’ operations centres to note incidents, assist with routeing to optimise fuel efficiency and enable orders to be sent directly to the driver to increase efficiency.
Its 162 DAF vehicles will be phased into the Elis fleet with the last of the order arriving in 2020.