Fraikin’s Daily delivery for Fairfax Meadow
Mar 16, 2010
Fresh on the back of four years proven reliability operating on one of the most congested road networks in Britain, Fairfax Meadow has replaced its first Daily AGiles with 15 new Daily models featuring the proven six-speed automatic AGile transmission. They have been supplied on a four year full service contract hire agreement with Fraikin.
The order replaces 10 Daily AGiles and five standard Daily 3.5 tonners based at the catering butcher’s production and distribution centre in London, where they have been in service since December 2005.
Mike Reid, Group National Transport Manager of Fairfax Meadow, says: “Our decision to replace like-for-like is based wholly on the performance of the Daily AGiles over the last four years. Despite each clocking up 200,000 miles on roads where the average speed is just 8mph, downtime has been absolutely minimal and we’ve not had to replace any gearboxes.
“Specifying the AGile transmission has without doubt saved us money, increased fleet uptime and made a demanding job more comfortable for our drivers. I’m confident we have the best possible light commercial on the market for urban distribution, with excellent back-up and support from both Fraikin and Iveco.”
The new vehicles join a fleet of 35 Dailys in Kentish Town, distributing chilled and frozen meat across the South East of England.
Fairfax Meadow’s decision to renew its contract hire agreement with Fraikin extends a relationship which began in 1996 and now sees the Coventry-based contract hire specialist supply 100 per cent of the light commercials, rigids and tractor units in its fleet. This latest full service contract hire agreement covers each Daily AGile for inspections, repair & maintenance, road fund licensing, 24 hour breakdown support, MOTs and tyres, with servicing carried out at Fraikin’s branch in Enfield.
Fairfax Meadow operates a fleet of over 65 commercial vehicles.