Inverness-based Williamson Foodservice has taken delivery of two temperature-controlled DAF trucks from Fraikin on a five-year full-service contract hire deal, marking a move away from outright purchase for its truck fleet.
Williamson Foodservice operates a 30-strong commercial vehicle fleet comprising 17 light commercials, six of which are already sourced on contract hire, and 13 trucks ranging between 7.5 and 18 tonnes that are all owned by the business.
The two new DAF LF 7.5-tonne rigids replace older vehicles in the fleet and will supply fresh and chilled food and drink to catering and retail customers in some of the remotest parts of Scotland.
Gary Williamson, managing director at Williamson Foodservice, said: “Fraikin was committed to providing a maintenance package that was perfectly suited to our business needs.
"Our vehicles clock up a high mileage delivering well off the beaten track for most truck fleets, so maximising uptime was pivotal – particularly when carrying temperature sensitive loads.”
All maintenance work will be managed by Fraikin via an approved third-party network on a collection and delivery basis, with work proactively scheduled out of hours.
Both DAF rigids have been mounted with Tekbo insulated bodies and Thermo King refrigeration units.