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Fishers unveils news livery with Ryder
Fishers, Scotland’s leading commercial laundry service, has unveiled its new livery while taking on another 18 vehicles from Ryder as part of its ongoing fleet replacement programme.
The 18-vehicle order comprises of 17 Daf LF220 15-tonners and a single LF150 7.5-tonner, all fitted with AS Tronic six-speed gearboxes, day cabs, box bodies, and air conditioning.
The new livery comprises eight different designs, representing local landmarks in the key cities that Fishers operates in, each with the tagline: ‘Local laundry – everywhere we go’. The intention is that the trucks will bear the landmarks of the city in which they are allocated to operate.
Fishers provides laundry and textile rental services to hotels, restaurants, cleanrooms, and the healthcare sector throughout Scotland and the North of England.
Fishers employs 850 people and operates more than 80 vehicles from seven sites in: Inverness, Perth, Cupar (two), Livingstone, Coatbridge, and Newcastle. The vehicles collect and deliver linen, chefswear, workwear, and cleanroom garments and are fitted with tail-lifts (for customers that can accept roll cages) and roller side doors (for customers who can only accept bagged deliveries).
Fishers is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and is a member of the ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme: the new vehicles are Euro-6 models and feature aerodynamic roof spoilers from Hatcher Components.
Scott Inglis, commercial director at Fishers, said: "At Fishers, we are committed to being dependable and efficient. Leasing vehicles from Ryder supports us in meeting a number of our objectives, including maintaining vehicle uptime. We have been working in partnership with Ryder since 2013 and know that they are reliable and have a strong network throughout Scotland and the North of England. The latest vehicles also include tyre management for extra piece of mind.
"It’s also important to us that Ryder’s costs and maintenance charges are included in the lease cost, allowing us to forecast transport and logistics budgets effectively."
John Murray, Ryder sales & marketing director, says: "Like many operators in Scotland, Fishers understands the value in partnering with Ryder. Vehicle uptime is crucial to all operators: Ryder understands this and strives to maximise uptime, allowing our customers to focus on their business and their clients."
Ryder UK was established in 1971 and has grown through acquisition and organic development into a sizeable force in transportation with a fleet of nearly 20,000 vans, trucks and trailers. The European business is a leading provider of commercial vehicle solutions that include contract hire and rental, maintenance, dedicated delivery solutions, and approved used vehicle sales operating from 25 locations nationwide.
Ryder UK is part of Ryder System, Inc., a Fortune 500 provider of leading-edge transportation solutions worldwide, founded in Miami, Florida in 1933. For more information, visit ryder.co.uk.