Ryder Batemans_Brewery

Batemans Brewery has taken on six custom built Daf LFs at 21, 18 and 12-tonnes GVW, as it looks to refresh its fleet and boost carrying capacity.

The vehicles, supplied on contract hire from Ryder, have custom-built Bevan curtainsiders bodies with a low deck height and low profile tyres and wheels.

MD Stuart Bateman said: “We already had some vehicles on contract hire from Ryder, so we decided to renew and upgrade the entire fleet in one go and combine this with a brand new custom livery on the trucks [pictured].”

He added that he wanted to increase the size of the vehicles on the fleet with units engineered to reduce loading height facilitating deliveries to pubs that have restricted height access.

John Rice, Ryder’s director of own-account sales, added: “We have worked in partnership with Batemans for more than a decade to help improve the efficiency and dynamics of its delivery operations.”