Alliance Flooring Distribution, one of the UK’s leading dedicated floor covering distributors, has partnered with Enterprise Flex-E-Rent/Burnt Tree Vehicle Rental to add four new trucks to its comprehensive UK fleet under a five-year contract hire deal that includes maintenance.
Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, which acquired Burnt Tree six months ago, supplied Alliance Flooring Distribution with four new DAF 26-tonne Euro VI rigids, each fitted with specialised 30ft bodies built by Bevan Group. The trucks have recently gone into service as part of the Kidderminster-based company’s 42-strong commercial vehicle fleet and are expected to cover in excess of 160,000 km per annum over their five-year working life.
Explaining the company’s decision to award this contract to Enterprise Flex-E-Rent, Kevin Waters, transport manager at Alliance Flooring Distribution said: “We have used Burnt Tree Vehicle Rental before, mainly on short-term contracts, but this is the first long-term deal that we have placed with the new combined business. In our previous experience with them, their customer service has been excellent. With one phone call the job is done. They will also service the vehicles at a time that suits us, minimising any potential downtime in the working week, which is essential in our intensive distribution operations.”
Each DAF rigid truck supplied by Enterprise Flex-E-Rent has been fitted with a specialist Bevan interior designed specifically to handle heavy carpets, rugs and general floorcoverings, and includes the provision of carpet cages and tugs within the body. All four trucks are working on an intensive distribution programme to deliver floor coverings from Alliance’s headquarters to national retail customers and generally make two- or three-day round-trips.
Danny Glynn, managing director, Enterprise Flex-E-Rent/Burnt Tree, said: “Our partners at Alliance Flooring know that attention to detail and customer service are part of the Enterprise Flex-E-Rent / Burnt Tree experience. They also value what that experience can bring to their business in terms of competitive advantage. The confidence we were able to give them of our even greater commitment to customer service as a combined business obviously played a major part in their decision to choose us to supply these latest vehicles.”
Alliance Flooring Distribution, which has more than 25 years’ experience in providing trade delivery solutions, is a dedicated carrier of all types of floor coverings including carpets, vinyls, laminates, LVT, wood, underlays and flooring accessories.