Southampton-based container storage and hire specialist, Storage on Site, has taken delivery of its fourth DAF CF 410 FAN draw-bar unit in 12 months from local DAF Dealer, Adams Morey. High service levels from Adams Morey is helping the company achieve 100% utilisation.
In conjunction with Avon Crane & Commercials in Bristol, each truck is fitted with a Fassi 48-tonne crane and bespoke flatbed body to Storage on Site’s precise requirements. All vehicles are supplied with new flatbed drawbar trailers from Chieftan Trailers in coordinated livery and with full LED lighting.
The 26-tonne 6x2 rear-steer rigid and trailer will be joined by two further same-spec vehicles in March. Following upcoming deliveries, DAF Trucks’ presence within the Storage on Site fleet will grow to eight. With new premises in Marchwood, Storage on Site is enjoying a period of growth commensurate with its expanding fleet.
“Image is extremely important to us,” said Managing Director, Neil Vickery, “and the DAF brand is bringing both a degree of high quality and uniformity to the fleet, “We’re now seeing plenty of positive feedback from existing and, encouragingly during this period of business growth, new customers, too.”
Storage on Site concedes that its first experience of the DAF brand was ‘by default’ following acquisition of a vehicle from an independent truck dealer 12 months ago. Unsatisfied with the service support, Neil Vickery took the vehicle to Adams Morey.
“We were extremely impressed with the attitude and commitment from the Adams Morey team,” said Vickery, “so much, in fact, that we quickly made the decision to introduce DAF into the fleet at the expense of some older vehicles. This latest 6x2 rigid is the fourth in 12 months and we now see ourselves as very much a DAF operator,” he said.
With Adams Morey seen as a key partner, Storage on Site has achieved 100% fleet utilisation. Vickery again, “Close proximity, overnight service and maintenance, and an aftersales department that truly understands our needs, has meant that we have maximised our fleet’s uptime to its true potential – 100% utilisation.
“As for the product,” he said, “build quality is excellent, reliability beyond doubt, excellent fuel economy and a group of drivers that love the DAF brand.”
Storage on Site offers a wide range of containers and cabins for sale or hire, and operates its fleet of eight trucks throughout the south of England.