Lincolnshire Highways Division gets 53 new trucks from Translinc and May Gurney 08 July 2010

A total of 49 Mitsubishi Canter 7C18, 7.5-tonne box vans and three-way tippers, plus four Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824 18-tonne three-way tippers are being supplied by TransLinc to Lincolnshire Council for its Highways Davison.

The local authority fleet vehicle provider worked with infrastructure support firm May Gurney to set up a contract hire with maintenance arrangement for the vehicles, which are for road maintenance and repair duties.

Some of the vehicles are being fitted with hydraulic cranes to assist with heavy lifting tasks, and all are equipped with Cybit trackers, chosen less from a security point of view and more with works management in mind.

Tom Fitchew, May Gurney's commercial fleet manager, explains that trackers ensure vehicles can be dispatched quickly close to the job, which makes for a more efficient operation as well as fuel savings.

"Teaming up with TransLinc has been very beneficial," he says. "Among other things, we were able to tap into their expertise to ensure we were choosing the right vehicle for the right application," he adds.

Mark Werrell, director of Midlands operations at TransLinc, says: "The relationship with May Gurney is a new venture for us, although we have been in talks with them for at least two years."

Brian Tinham

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