Fraikin has won a tender to replace all of laminates manufacturer Rearo’s fleet of owned trucks and vans with a contract hire solution made up of Mercedes-Benz Actros, DAF LFs and Sprinters.

It secured the deal after demonstrating how hiring assets could help Rearo manage operating costs, particularly with regards to scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and repair.

Fraikin said the vehicles included a telematics package to give Rearo vehicle and driver performance data.

Charles Brady, Rearo transport manager said: “When operating your own trucks and vans the cost of keeping them on the road begins to creep up the older they get, particularly when you don’t have a dedicated workshop and have to rely on booking in slots with dealers.

“Fraikin has taken away that headache.”

The curtainside bodywork for all 11 vehicles has been supplied by Tekbo, with Rearo requesting specially designed, lightweight, longer bodies mounted to the 7.5-tonne DAFs and 26-tonne Actros, to help accommodate the company’s larger laminate products.