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Chiltern take Volvo Flexi-Contract and Volvo Service Point Online

5th April 2011 Print
Volvo Trucks

In uncertain economic times, Chiltern Cold Storage have got the best of both worlds by taking four new Volvo FH 6x2 tractor units on a two-year Volvo Flexi-Contract Hire agreement, which includes a break-out clause option allowing them to hand the vehicles back after twelve months.

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 reduces.

Paul Jackson, Managing Director of Peterborough-based Chiltern Cold Storage Group Ltd., said, “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.”

Volvo’s Flexi Contract Hire with Gold contract Repair and Maintenance has been joined by Volvo Service Point Online at Chiltern Cold Storage. Volvo Service Point Online gives the company web-based service planning and eliminates phone calls and paperwork. Paul Jackson says, “This is the way forward, it’s saving us so much time and admin stress, and it’s all instant.”

Paul concluded, “The fuel returns from the new Volvo FH’s are excellent and our drivers are very impressed too, reporting vastly superior levels of comfort.”

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.  Paul says, “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.”

The trucks were supplied by the Peterborough dealership of Volvo Truck and Bus Centre East Anglia.

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