Chiltern Cold Storage Takes Delivery of Volvo Trucks Through Flexi-Contract Hire
Volvo’s Flexi-Contract Hire means that Chiltern Cold Storage can operate their new Volvo trucks while being reassured that they will not be stuck with them if the level of work coming into the company is not big enough.
“These are the first Volvos in our fleet for some time and the flexibility given by Volvo’s tailored Flexi-Contract Hire package, together with Volvo Dynafleet and Volvo Service Point Online, made it an unbeatable offer,” Paul Jackson, Managing Director of Peterborough-based Chiltern Cold Storage Group Ltd.
Volvo’s Flexi Contract Hire with Gold contract Repair and Maintenance has been joined by Volvo Service Point Online at Chiltern Cold Storage. This gives the company web-based service planning and eliminates phone calls and paperwork. Paul Jackson says that “this is the way forward, it’s saving us so much time and admin stress, and it’s all instant.”
“The fuel returns from the new Volvo FH’s are excellent and our drivers are very impressed too, reporting vastly superior levels of comfort,” Jackson concluded.
Dynafleet allows Chiltern’s Transport Manager to monitor and control the fleet accurately, “like never before.” It has also allowed the company to incentivise its drivers with a performance league table directly related to mpg. “I went out myself a week or two ago and got 9.8pmg from one of the new Volvos. I’ll be delighted when - not if - my drivers beat that figure,” Jackson said.
The trucks were supplied by the Peterborough dealership of Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia.