The London Borough of Harrow has operated vehicles provided by Fraikin for more than 20 years.
As the largest local government district in Middlesex, the borough requires a wide range of vehicles, from vans, minibuses with wheelchair access, tipper vans and industrial grass cutters, to refuse collection vehicles, street sweepers, agricultural tractors, compactors and trailers.
As well as contract hire on 265 vehicles, Fraikin manages all maintenance, safety inspections, statutory testing, compliance and accident and damage management through the on-site workshop at the borough’s Forward Drive site in Harrow, as well as through external specialist suppliers. The relationship has recently developed from dual supply to sole supply through competitive tender.
Additionally Fraikin has over the past year trained 152 drivers and expects to do the same for the next four years, including fulfilling the Certificate of Professional Competence.
David Farbon, Sales Director – Strategic Customers, Fraikin, said: "The London Borough of Harrow is a valued partner and we are continually working together to deliver savings and scrutinise and challenge existing working practice and operational methodology.
"This close relationship means that we provide the highest possible level of service, so they in turn can deliver the same level of service to the people of the borough.
"For example, Fraikin works hand in hand with the various departments across the borough to ensure that the maximum number of vehicles are available during the hours they are intended to operate, and also carry out routine maintenance events outside of their operating hours wherever possible."
The borough is able reduce the number of assets deployed whenever they need to thanks to Fraikin supply of flexible rental equipment
Fraikin has also piloted and assisted the borough in a complete rebrand of vehicle livery, which has greatly enhanced the appearance of the various services requiring commercial vehicles.
David added: "We hope the next two decades are as productive as the last and look forward to moving forward together."