Transporter Turns To Contract Hire

A1 AUTOMOTIVE has signed its first, full service contract hire agreement with Fraikin, taking delivery of three new car transporters to support its transport services division in Livingston, Central Scotland.
Signalling the firm’s transition away from outright purchase, the six year deal with Fraikin includes three 44 tonne DAF XF 6×2 tractor units with accompanying trailers from Transporter Engineering. Like-for-like replacements for three older assets in the company’s 80 strong transporter fleet, the new arrivals are each able to carry a maximum of 12 cars.
Ian Carter, director at A1 Automotive, said: “Before the pandemic, we routinely put down large deposits for new vehicles, but we needed an alternative option that would give us some financial flexibility and provide a clear picture of the cost of each asset over time.”
Established in 1998, the company originally operated as A1 Auto Salvage from premises in Loanhead, Midlothian.

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