The local authority fleet vehicle provider has agreed terms with May Gurney to supply 49 Mitsubishi Canter 7C18, 7.5-tonne box vans and three-way tippers and 4 Mercedes-Benz Axor 1824, 18-tonne 3-way tippers under a contract hire with maintenance agreement. 

Typically, the commercials will be used to repair roads, dropped kerbs, potholes, remove fallen trees and clear up after accidents and emergencies. A percentage of the vehicles will be fitted with hydraulic cranes to assist with heavy lifting tasks.

All vehicles are equipped with Cybit trackers, chosen predominantly for the reason of works management. The trackers ensure vehicles can be quickly dispatched close to the job, which offers added environmental benefits and fuel saving. 'We can call up the information on the tracker and get the vehicle to the destination in the shortest possible time,' said Tom Fitchew, May Gurney's commercial fleet manager.

'The relationship with May Gurney is a new venture for us,' said Mark Werrell, director of Midlands operations, from TransLinc, 'although we have been in talks with them for at least two years. It is a partnership with a bright future.'

'Teaming up with TransLinc has been very beneficial,' said Tom Fitchew, May Gurney's commercial fleet manager. 'Amongst other things, we were able to tap into their expertise to ensure we were choosing the right vehicle for the right application.'

Vehicle delivery started in April.