Major Transport Investment for PSS Hire Highlights Commitment to Excellent Service Delivery
PSS Hire, the UK and Ireland’s leading equipment rental provider for the utilities and pipeline sectors, has invested over £850,000 in new vehicles to ensure the safest and most fuel efficient delivery of equipment to customers nationwide.
Formerly known as Plant & Site Services Ltd, PSS Hire is now a division of leading hire company A-Plant, having been acquired by A-Plant in July 2013. The investment in new PSS Hire vehicles forms part of A-Plant’s overall £10 million investment to upgrade the transport fleet across all of the company’s divisions this financial year.
Investment in the PSS Hire rental fleet of equipment, such as Pushing Rigs, Air Lances, Air Saws, Electrofusion Boxes and Butt Fusion products, has been equally impressive and PSS Hire estimates that the company will spend £3.5 million on new equipment by the end of its current financial year, to ensure that customers can hire the most innovative, highest quality and most environmentally efficient ranges available. The new PSS Hire transport fleet includes 20 Iveco Daily 35C13 panel vans which are fitted to an ultra-high specification with 6-speed gearboxes, digital tachographs, speed limiters set to 68mph and built-in bluetooth for hands-free mobile use. Several new Isuzu D-Max 4WD Double Cab Pickups have also been purchased, all fitted with bespoke features and accessories such as high roof hard tops, tow bars, amber beacons and audible reverse warning signals. Mark Hamilton, Director of PSS Hire said: “This is the largest-ever investment we have ever made in new transport, which is testament to the financial backing we have received since the acquisition by A-Plant. It also shows a firm commitment to our customers to improve all aspects of our service, and also to our staff in providing them with the most up-to-date and safest vehicles. “These vehicles offer greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions including many safety features such as the ESP9 which reduces trailer swing and improve its stability whilst been towed. The vehicles are also fitted with telematics which monitor driving behaviour and can assist with training and helping improve driving skills, resulting in greater fuel efficiency and safety,” he continued.