Mobile Mini, a leading hirer of portable accommodation and secure storage solutions, has taken delivery of the first of a series of 15 new delivery vehicles, part of a £2.7m investment into its growing fleet of trucks, as part of a drive to increase operational efficiency and customer service.
The innovative and fuel-efficient new Scania trucks, with Mobile Mini’s distinctive livery, will be delivered across the company’s nationwide network of depots, from Glasgow to Southampton, this autumn. The new trucks represent a major upgrade to Mobile Mini’s existing fleet of 41 lorry mounted loader crane vehicles, one of the biggest fleets of its kind in the UK, and will provide additional lifting capacity and greater flexibility.
The new trucks will be used to ensure the safe, efficient and effective delivery of Mobile Mini’s extensive range of secure storage containers and accommodation units to its customers, which range from large construction companies to schools, retailers and manufacturers.
The transport team at Mobile Mini, headed up by Health & Safety Director Chris Watcham, has worked closely with truck manufacturer Scania, loader crane supplier Fassi and bodybuilders Adcliffe, to ensure that each vehicle complies with the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (“FORS”) – a national scheme designed to improve the safety and fuel efficiency of commercial vehicles. The loader cranes come in various sizes, to meet specific customer requirements, with a maximum capacity of 66tm.
Chris Watcham commented: “Safety is at the forefront of everything we do here at Mobile Mini. These new vehicles will not only improve on our already first class customer service, but will also help maintain our excellent safety record.”
Chris continued: “I would like to thank both Scania, Fassi and Adcliffe for their invaluable service and support over the past six months. The new fleet has been designed from the outset to meet our exact specifications and will help increase our delivery efficiency across the UK. From the very start of the process, we had detailed discussions about our needs with all suppliers involved, to design a purpose built fleet to our bespoke specifications, from safety cameras to extendable marker lights for carrying wide loads, to the addition of sensors to the back of the trucks and trailers, helping our drivers to reverse more safely and allowing our vehicles to deliver into more restricted locations.”
Alan Dale, Regional Sales Director at Scania, commented: “We have an excellent working relationship with Mobile Mini having been a supplier to the company for over 25 years. As one of Scania’s ‘Perfect Partner’ Customers, Mobile Mini have taken on the full package of services that we provide. As part of our ongoing partnership, we will continue to work with Mobile Mini to provide full Repair and Maintenance on the vehicles for the next seven years across the UK.”