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Faster Deliveries As Actavo Fleet Expands

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Deliveries by Actavo | Hire & Sales Solutions will now be even faster thanks to the addition of 29 new 18 and 26-tonne trucks to its fleet. The larger capacity trucks have improved operational efficiencies by enabling us to deliver heavier loads, thereby reducing waiting times.

Actavo specialises in the hire and sale of non-mechanical construction equipment with a stock inventory covering scaffolding, light access, shoring, temporary roofing and fencing offered via its 32-branches across the UK and Ireland, as well as Actavo Direct, its online store.

The new vehicles were sourced from contract hire specialists, Fraikin and Hitachi Capital, who were already supplying vehicles to the Actavo fleet. In total, 29 new vehicles have been delivered. Fraikin supplied nine, 18-tonne Iveco Eurocargo and Hitachi Capital supplied 20, 26-tonne Iveco Stralis trucks.

The new vehicles are equipped with a range of safety features including remote-controlled cranes, edge protection and vulnerable road user detection systems.  Both trucks feature on-board weighing systems to prevent axle overloading – a real hazard when carrying heavyweight loads such as scaffolding products.

Actavo’s Edinburgh branch has taken delivery of two of the 26-tonne vehicles and manager Richard Jack comments on the impact to his branch business: “These trucks are giving us an extra five-tonne weight capacity which delivers a number of operational efficiencies.  In many cases, it means that we can now complete customers’ orders in a single delivery which saves them time and disrupts their sites less.  The benefit to us is that we can deliver to more customers in shorter timescales.”

Commenting on the decision to extend its partnership with both Hitachi Capital and Fraikin, Gary Clark, head of fleet at Actavo, says: “We chose to continue partnering with Fraikin and Hitachi Capital because they provide consistent high standards of comprehensive fleet support and share our values. We work well together to keep our delivery promises. Fleet safety and uptime are ‘mission critical’ for us.”

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