Fraikin’s long-standing relationship with Belgrade Insulations has been strengthened with the delivery of five new DAF curtainsiders.

The seven-year, full-service contract hire agreement sees four 32-tonne and one 26-tonne DAF CF rigid trucks join the company’s 43-strong mixed commercial vehicle fleet. The increased load capacity will help expand the firm's services.

Each rigid carries a truck-mounted forklift and is fitted with a full telematics package, external camera system, a lower passenger door window and a rear-steering axle. These features ensure the fleet is FORS Silver rated and London Direct Vision Standard compliant.

Fraikin now supplies 25 rigids on contract hire to the firm. With consistent monthly operating costs, it is able to focus on its core business activities, with all vehicle repair, maintenance and servicing managed through Fraikin’s national network of workshops. In addition to this, Belgrade Insulations has the ability to track and monitor the progress of any work through Fraikin’s powerful online web portal, FraikinView.

Three of the new assets will be based at Belgrade Insulations’ Glasgow, Birmingham and Northampton branches, with the remaining two in operation in Leeds. The company also has depots in Portsmouth and London.

To provide additional support to the business, Fraikin has retained some of Belgrade Insulations’ older assets, placing them into its national rental fleet to help ensure the company has access to suitable, additional vehicles if required.

Paul Khan, commercial director at Belgrade Insulations, said: “We have trusted Fraikin with our fleet for 10 years now – it understands what we need from our vehicles and always works hard to deliver the best solution.

“We are known for being a forward-thinking business, and Fraikin supports this by introducing us to the latest technology whenever we’re looking at bringing in new vehicles, and the latest five are no different.”

“It’s great to know that thanks to Fraikin’s aftersales care we have a contingency in place if we ever need to take an asset off the road – something that’s especially important with the current pressures on new vehicle supply."