Commercial vehicle contract hire and fleet management company, Prohire Limited has supplied four DAF SuperSpace Cab tractor units and three Montracon trailers on an all-inclusive contract hire package to sustainable waste management company, Red Industries. The vehicles, which Prohire provided with equipment such as ADR boards and fire extinguishers specific to the nature of the hazardous waste industry, as well as a servicing package, went into operation in October and November and since then the relationship has developed into a valued partnership.
Red’s Group Sales Director, Trevor Wilson explained, “Prohire is a local supplier who can provide the right vehicles at competitive pricing, so it’s a good combination for us. Given the nature of our business, the right vehicles is not just about high specification, however. Red Industries provides waste management solutions and environmental services to clients throughout the UK. We collect and transport a variety of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials. From pallets of small containers, through to 205L drums and IBCs, the vehicles from Prohire carry a variety of packaged waste streams collected from client’s sites to Red Industries’ processing facilities in the Midlands.
“Prohire was also very accommodating in supplying the trailers and cabs to our requested locations on our required dates. Red Industries likes to ensure that its vehicles are a positive branding tool which means that a lot of graphic and wrap design was involved when we ordered the new tractors and trailers.
“Owing to the vehicles having to be wrapped, they needed to be delivered one at a time to the location of our choosing. This also meant that the Prohire team had to deliver and then return to our sites again to fit the ADR boards etc once the branding work was completed. We worked with Sapphire Curtains and Graphics and M&M Signs and Graphics, both local companies, to achieve the look we wanted and Prohire worked with everyone’s needs to get the overall result, which was great.”
RED Industries was formed in 2006 with the goal of becoming the UK’s most valued hazardous waste management company. Since then its operations have grown and it now offers total waste management solutions and a range of parts washers.
Trevor added, “All vehicles need to be specified and correctly equipped to transport hazardous packaged waste as well as being fuel efficient and well supported and serviced. It’s also important that as our drivers cover the length and breadth of mainland UK, the cabs need to be comfortable for long journeys, and well equipped for overnight stays.”
Andrew Morley, Group Sales Director at Prohire commented, “Prohire is delighted to be supplying Red Industries. Waste management is a very specialised industry and it’s great that we are able to supply particular specification vehicles to specific locations and work with Red to achieve a package of service and supply which suited its individual needs.”
Prohire supplies commercial vehicles and full fleet support services to a wide range of business sectors including food service and catering, chilled food and pharmaceuticals, builders’ merchants, leisure retail and the brewing industry as well as to specialist logistics companies.