Scotch Frost of Glasgow is working to develop its long term relationship with Fraikin with the signing of a new, six-year, full service contract hire agreement that has been made for the acquisition of 10 temperature controlled rigid trucks. The new vehicles are 7.5 tonne IVECO Eurocargos, as well as an 18-tonne vehicle and five 15-tonne DAF LFs. Completing the order is two 26-tonne DAF XFs. These vehicles have been taken on by the Scottish specialist food supplier in order to replace older vehicles that have been bought outright, and leased assets. These new assets will see Fraikin’s share of Scotch Frost’s fleet increase to 90%.
The specialist food company has said that they trust Fraikin’s ability to handle all of their fleet compliance as well as financing and maintenance of their vehicles. The business relationship that has been built up between the two companies has taken a number of years, and during this time Fraikin has been able to manage all of the fleet compliance, financing and maintenance of their vehicles. The trust that has been formed between the food supplier and the vehicle manufacturer was an essential part of this move to secure the latest contract hire agreement.
John MacKinnon, the Group Transport Manager for Scotch Frost of Glasgow says that Fraikin has continuously demonstrated an understanding of their business. The specialist food supplier has seen a great many benefits from the relationship that they have formed with Fraikin at an Account Manager level as well as from the branches that work on a regular basis to look after the company’s fleet. For Scotch Frost of Glasgow, the use of the contract hire model is one that works on a financial perspective, and when it became time to replace older vehicles the continuation of this business relationship was simple for the business to make.