Winter can be a challenging time for the haulage sector; from the temperature dropping and the chance of storms increasing, to the roads being busier with extra deliveries and the rush to get goods in time for Christmas.
Research from the RAC Truck Rescue found that 31% of fleet operators struggle with reliability issues during the winter, which can have a negative impact on delivery times and customer service standards.
“It’s not always possible to avoid a roadside breakdown, or detect when a tyre is going to deflate or burst, which is why we’re so proud of our vehicle replacement service as we’re keeping Britain moving,” said Helen Davey at City Transport Solutions.
CTS provides commercial vehicles for short term rentals across the UK, specialising in providing emergency replacement specialist vehicles for builders merchants, retailers and distribution companies.
“Our frontline team are experts with extensive knowledge of the various vehicle types and capabilities and also have their finger on the pulse when it comes to availability in the rental market. It means we can provide you with access to the commercial vehicles you need to keep your business running, from LGVs and HGVs or vehicles specific to your industry,” added Helen.
To keep up with high demand for replacement vehicles over winter, CTS now has a dedicated team of calls handlers and booking agents specifically focussed on breakdowns to ensure businesses keep moving at this crucial time of year.
“On the rare occasion that a temporary vehicle breaks-down or is accidentally damaged, we will focus on repairing the vehicle as soon as possible and look to source a replacement vehicle when necessary, as we appreciate how vital a streamlined service is in the run-up to Christmas and beyond,” added Helen.
Accidents happen and are often unavoidable, so if you find yourself without a full fleet of vehicles during the festive period or beyond, call the CTS team on 0800 279 0164 and we’ll get you back on the road in no time.