Three-quarters of operators (74.5%) say managing a commercial fleet has become more stressful in the past few years, according to brand-new research conducted by Fraikin, Motor Transport and Commercial Motor. Managing drivers, handling compliance and pressure to reduce costs were all cited as key stress factors. More than half (53%) also revealed that fleet assets are being used more intensively today than they were three years ago, with a significant 70.4% finding it a struggle to fill driver vacancies in […]
When Peter Backhouse was appointed CEO of contract hire specialist Fraikin in May 2010, he set out a clear vision of where he wanted the company to be. 18 months on he gives Steve Hobson a progress report. Since his arrival at Fraikin after two years in charge of Bunzl Healthcare and 11 years at Ryder, CEO Peter Backhouse has repositioned the company from a straightforward contract hire and rental firm to a big game hunter, capable of taking on […]
Refrigerated vehicle rental firm Petit Forestier has abandoned its bid to buy leasing company Fraikin Group after opposition from the French Competition Authority.
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