The contract runs for five years and comprises 28 Mercedes-Benz Sprinters – 16 of which are curtainsiders, 12 dropsides – along with two Mercedes-Benz Actros tractors and two SDC trailers.
The 3.5-tonne Sprinters have bodies by Alloy Bodes, all of which are extended to carry items up to 5 metres in length from Lindab’s range of ventilation products.
The vehicles will deliver to construction sites and are fully FORS compliant, with safety features such as reversing alarms and rear cameras.
Steve Figg, Lindab’s regional operations manager, says: “We wanted our vehicle fleet to provide excellent value and meet all our daily operational requirements, including the safe transportation of longer length products.
“Ryder listened to our requirements and came back with a great solution. The customised build, with extended lightweight truck bodies, gives us the flexibility to deliver all of our products. The new vehicles will make our deliveries and the loading and unloading operations safer and more efficient.”
Ryder’s ability to provide support throughout the UK was another deciding factor, he adds.