The Delivery Co Appoints ATS Euromaster for PPK Contract
The Delivery Co has appointed ATS Euromaster to manage the tyres across its mixed fleet of DAF, Iveco, Mercedes-Benz, Scania and Volvo commercial vehicles on a pence-per-kilometre (PPK) contract. The agreement will see ATS Euromaster support the company’s fleet of 350 trucks with 30 distribution centres across the UK. The contract will see Pirelli and Vacu-Lug tyres fitted across The Delivery Co’s fleet, supported by ATS Euromaster’s 250 frontline rapid response vehicles. These vehicles are further supported by another 950 mobile service vans, which carry out routine tyre maintenance at a customer’s own premises.
“With 30 depots across the UK and a mixed fleet of 350 vehicles operating from 7.5 to 44 tonnes, tyre purchasing, repairs or related services have the potential to be a headache,” explains Steve Rootes, The Delivery Co national fleet manager. “The biggest benefit of a PPK tyre contract is that we are able to strategically plan purchasing and maintenance while reducing costs, which is expected to lead to substantial savings across the fleet.”
The contract will also see ATS Euromaster support a 7.5 tonne Smith & Newton rigid bodied electric truck in The Delivery Co fleet – believed to be the only such curtain-sided vehicle in the country – which is used to make deliveries in the centre of London.