Doncaster-based BJS Storage and Distribution has inked a contract hire deal with Ryder for 50 new curtainside trailers. The new tri-axle trailers are being built by Montracon and will replace older trailers in BJS’s 120- strong trailer fleet. BJS director Richard Hall, said: “As our business expands it is essential to have modern high specification equipment in the fleet to meet customer requirements.” Hall said the additional mobile trailer repair and maintenance solutions, provided through Ryder subsidiary Bullwell Trailer Solutions, […]
Trailer manufacturer Montracon has launched a full length double-deck reefer trailer following demand from operators for greater carrying capacity within the standard 13.6m trailer length. The 4.7m high straight frame trailer, called Jumbo during its development, has a 3.2m internal height creating 150m3 internal capacity. It can carry up to 52 UK pallets, or 66 Euro-sized pallets, using adjustable decking beams. Sales and marketing director Paul Mead says the trailer fills a gap in its refrigerated range. “It will appeal […]
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.
Ryder Europe vice-president and MD David Hunt’s claim that “Ryder is full of the joys of spring”, is not what MT expects to hear as we meet to discuss the integration of Hill Hire. But like the company he works for, Hunt can pull the occasional surprise. Ryder’s big surprise last year was the £151m acquisition of Hill Hire, announced the day before its 40th birthday in the UK (MT 13 June 2011). This takeover created a rental and leasing […]