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Salford Van Hire has invested £16m in more than 200 new DAF commercial vehicles across its spot hire and contract hire fleets.

The new DAF purchases include both rigid vehicles and tractor units. The rigids are a mix of 7.5 tonne, 12 tonne and 18 tonne boxes and curtain-siders with tuck-away tail lifts, all bodied by Paccar Bodies at Leyland in Lancashire.

The tractor units consist of the DAF FTGF Space and Super Space tractors, built at Leyland. The new vehicles will all be in service by the end of 2021 and come ahead of further investment in the fleet later this year.

Salford Van Hire owner Raffaello Bacci said this latest purchase “demonstrates our commitment to our customers and to the future,” adding that, “the spending is far from over and we will be making more announcements on further spending before the end of the year”.

He continued: “Despite the trials and tribulations of the pandemic and the uncertainties of a post Brexit Britain, we have seen continued demand for our spot rental and contract hire services, with particular demand from the third-party logistics sector which recognises our ability to respond quickly and efficiently for the need to supply vehicles across the product spectrum to meet their changing needs.”

He added, “We identified the need for 12 tonne rigid vehicles for the growing same andnext day delivery sector early on and acted quickly to bring them on-stream. Being and independent company makes it considerably easier for us to make purchasing decisions and work with customers to ensure they get the vehicles they want as quickly as possible.”