Transcentral has taken delivery of new trucks and trailers protected by a collision damage vehicle package provided by Ryder.
The firm has bolstered its fleet with three Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545LS 6x2 tractor units, and six Montracon curtainsided Mega trailers.
The new trucks have been supplied in Transcentral’s fleet colours, complete with aero kit and full-width catwalk.
Elizabeth Wray, director at Transcentral, said: “I absolutely love them; they are beautiful, reliable, compliant and safe, which portrays the professional services we provide to our customers."
Transcentral opted for BigSpace sleeper cabs that include additional storage, a pull-out fridge and a ‘luxury’ bed.
Wray said: “It is crucial to have happy drivers; the trucks provide our drivers with a sense of self-pride, giving them a superb working environment, and ensuring a comfortable night’s sleep. The trucks and drivers are the face of our business.”
Transcentral said a key factor in choosing Ryder for its latest fleet requirements was the collision damage vehicle protection offered by Ryder.
Wray said: “After completing a six-month cost comparison trial on several Ryder-leased trailers, the results proved that Ryder’s Collision Damage Reducer (CDR) product was more cost-effective than taking out separate third-party insurance, particularly if we have to take vehicles on and off the policy as we upgrade or retire assets.”
An extension of Ryder’s own motor fleet insurance, the CDR package provides Ryder customers with cover for the full contract value of the vehicle.
Clive Moore, accounts executive at Ryder Enterprise, said: “Our comprehensive service offering - from spot hire and long-term rental, to maintenance provision and CDR cover - has enabled Ryder to develop the working relationship with Transcentral and become a trusted partner.
“We work closely with Liz and her team to make sure we understand their requirements and act swiftly to resolve any issues."