Date: 14th April 2016
Leading UK-wide multi-drop two man home delivery service provider Breezemount UK, has chosen T.O.M Vehicle Rental, the UK’s fastest growing commercial vehicle hire provider to supply its new fleet of 47 ultra-high payload Vauxhall Movano MaxiQube panel vans, a completely new product to the UK LCV market designed by Maxi-Low.
The new vehicles based on a Vauxhall Movano chassis offer an impressive payload benefit over a regular 3.5t panel van with internal load length of 4200mm and internal load height of 1951mm. The lightweight, aerodynamic and environmentally-friendly body designed and manufactured by Maxi-Low will give Breezemount improved fuel economy as well as the ability to deliver their current volumes, more than 1 million home deliveries each year, with reduced road miles as a result of the increased volume and payload capacity offered by the new vehicle versus the regular 3.5t panel vans being used previously.
Graham Brooks, Head of Fleet for Breezemount UK commented;
“We are always looking at creative solutions within the industry to help manage and reduce our operating and whole life costs. The new MaxiQube vehicles constructed from lightweight materials offer greater volume and payload than our previous 3.5 ton van fleet and these efficiencies support Breezemount UK’s strategy to lower CO2 emissions and reduce our carbon footprint.T.O.M were commercially aware and worked consultatively with us from the outset to make sure the specification of the vehicles met all of our specific needs”
The service from T.O.M offers Breezemount a fleet-focussed, fixed cost, risk managed solution on the exact vehicle types their business needs with additional features including lightweight rear container-style barn doors, LED rear lights and reversing camera with integrated rear light to reduce collision and damage incidents and recessed D –load rings for securing loads as well as a mix of single and dual passenger seats to suit different operations. The contract hire offering from T.O.M includes repairs, servicing, maintenance, road fund licence, worn tyre replacement and replacement vehicles to keep Breezemount moving.
Additional specification aimed at reducing damage and collisions and improving driver safety introduced by Breezemount runs parallel with the current fleet initiative with video event recorders supplied by Lytx through the DriveCam Programme. Breezemount will use this to coach driver behaviour and continually develop and improve driver standards by encouraging safer, professional driving in what is a challenging time for driver resource generally.
James Rafferty, Sales & Marketing Director for T.O.M Vehicle Rental said;
“We’re delighted to have entered into working partnership with Breezemount to put the UK’s first Movano MaxiQube vans into service for them across the country. We are committed to continual innovation within the commercial vehicle hire sector. The new MaxiQube van will mean companies can deliver more goods from a single vehicle, removing the need for multiple delivery runs or extra vehicles and all the additional costs that go along with these.”
Anyone interested in viewing one of the vehicles or discussing its improved payload can visit the T.O.M Vehicle Rental/MaxiLow stand 5C40 at the Commercial Vehicle Show at the Birmingham NEC on 26-28thApril where the new MaxiQube will be officially launched and a completed Breezemount vehicle will be on display.
Notes to editors:
Both Breezemount and T.O.M Vehicle Rental are family businesses. Both businesses were recently included in the London Stock Exchange Group’s List of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2016, issued on 22nd February 2016 and showcasing the UK’s most inspiring and fast-growing SMEs.
T.O.M Vehicle Rental founded in Scotland in 1991 operates a fleet of over 11,500 commercial vehicles from 10 depots nationwide. The company was named as the 69th fastest growing in Britain last year on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 list.
Breezemount, founded in the mid 1990s, specialise in UK-wide multi-drop two man home delivery services. Operating a fleet of over 250 vehicles, Breezemount completes over 1 million home deliveries each year for its blue chip clients.
www.tomvehiclerental.com For more info, please contact
Emma Morgan, Executive Assistant, T.O.M Vehicle Rental on 01236 749889
www.breezemount.com For more info, please contact Graham Brooks, Head of Fleet, Breezemount UK Ltd on 01327 701660