Slough Borough Council has awarded a five-year fleet contract for 40 vehicles to SHB Hire.
The contract was awarded to SHB following its successful tender submission. The fleet will be operational and used by the council in December of this year.
SHB’s commercial director Nicky Simpson (pictured) said: “Slough Borough Council will be able to benefit from a highly proactive one-stop-shop for all of their vehicles supplied by SHB for the foreseeable future.
“We were able to promote a strong level of aftercare with the benefit of a local base to support all the vehicles types.
“Slough went to market for the supply of their fleet requirements with the need for the vehicles to be supplied within 18 weeks.
“This was a challenging task with some of the specialist vehicle types required, however we were able to provide a suitable lead-in solution to the Council drawing from our rental fleet capabilities and flexibility as a supplier. We aim to have the majority of vehicles delivered by the end of November.”
SHB’s West Drayton depot will maintain the fleet, but it will be based at the council's Chavley depot. The vehicles include: Sweepers, Gully Emptiers, lining trailers, graffiti trailers, a number of HGVs and LCVs.
Councillor Fiza Matloob, cabinet member for transport and highways, said: “Slough is leading the way in bringing its environmental services team back in house and as part of this we needed to procure a whole fleet of vehicles which served our aim of improving the environment of Slough for our residents.
I look forward to seeing this new fleet on the streets of the borough when the new service starts in December.”
Moving forward, Slough Borough Council will be able to boast a brand new fleet of vehicles which will all be supplied to suit their specification and operational requirements.
As part of the contract with SHB, operators will also be provided with formal operative training and familiarisation training to further enhance their procedures across the Borough.