Hain Daniels increases its contract hire fleet

By Rick Pendrous

- Last updated on GMT

Hain Daniels has expanded its fleet from Ryder
Hain Daniels has expanded its fleet from Ryder

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The Hain Daniels Group has boosted its chilled distribution fleet by adding 10 trucks and seven trailers from Ryder, increasing its contract hire fleet to 22 trucks and 10 trailers.

The new trucks will include Iveco 7.5t trucks and DAF 18t and 26t fridge trucks fitted with Carrier direct-drive chiller units.

Hain Daniels, whose brands include New Covent Garden Soup Co, Hartley’s, Robertson’s and SunPat, as well as a wide range of desserts, prepared fruit and juices, operates a national distribution centre in Peterborough.

Deliveries from eight plants

It uses rigid vehicles for city centre deliveries as well as to supermarket chains, hotels and foodservice outlets. It also uses tractor units and trailers sourced from Ryder for bulk deliveries from its eight UK manufacturing plants.

“The current renewal programme is part of our requirement to upgrade our fleet to the latest and most fuel-efficient specifications,” said James Cranfield, Hain Daniels’ head of group supply chain and logistics.

Robin White, Ryder’s sales and marketing director, added: “Once own account operators, such as Hain Daniels, understand the capital expenditure and budgeting benefits that contract hire delivers to their bottom line they can remove the hassle from their transport operations and focus management time on their core business.”

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