The 18-tonners – which have been fitted with front-mounted cranes – replace existing trucks and join 10 3.5-tonne vans and seven 7.5-tonne rigids already supplied by Fraikin, and now accounting for nearly two-thirds of Actavo’s commercial vehicle fleet.
Actavo specified Atlas 126.3 A2L radio remote controlled cranes, as well as urban safety systems – including obstacle detection fitted to the nearside, to warn drivers of vulnerable road users, and edge-protection, to prevent falls while loading and unloading.
Fraikin also mounted on-board weighing systems to guard against overloading, particularly when delivering scaffolding and fencing to construction sites.
“We chose Fraikin because it provides comprehensive fleet support,” states Gary Clark, head of fleet at Actavo.
“Vehicle safety and uptime are paramount to our business, and with Fraikin’s around-the-clock service, I know I can make one call and everything will be taken care of,” he adds.
Fraikin, he says, worked closely with Actavo over many months to develop the new vehicle specification to make the vehicles as safe, efficient, robust but also future proof as possible.
“The predictable monthly costs and complete service package help support our business growth. Fraikin has made itself the easy and obvious choice of supplier.”