Derbyshire-based Middlebrook Transport has taken delivery of two new Mercedes-Benz tractor units on a five-year, full-service contract hire deal from Fraikin.
The arrangement marks the start of a new working relationship between the two companies and sees Middlebrook Transport offer its maintenance workshop to become part of Fraikin’s service network.
The family-run business operates a fleet of 47 trucks – comprised mainly of Mercedes-Benz and DAF tractor units, either owned by the business or on operating leases.
Based at the company’s site in Alfreton, the two new 44-tonne Mercedes-Benz Actros tractors will be in operation up to six days a week and are expected to clock up around 80,000 miles a year.
Middlebrook Transport’s owner Rick Bromley said: “Fraikin very quickly understood our business and worked hard to tailor a cost-effective package that suits our needs and theirs.
“We get all the benefits of full-service contract hire and can use our existing six-bay workshop space for maintenance on the new trucks and for any additional work – if we have the capacity. It’s a win-win situation.”
“We were really impressed with Fraikin from the moment we had our first conversation with them.
“Their level of expertise and support helped us to understand the benefits of contract hire and how it can help our business.
“When we begin replacing the rest of our fleet, we’ll be looking to continue the relationship with Fraikin.”