MD Aggregate Supplies has taken delivery of four Scania P450s with Thompson tipper bodies in record time. Mike Weatherall, transport manager at the Shropshire aggregates and concrete specialists, had been told by several suppliers that he faced a lengthy wait for the vehicles of a minimum of 12 months.
However after approaching MV Commercial he was promised that the tippers would arrive in just three months, with all four being delivered on time.
“Given the supply challenges facing the industry, we were expecting delivery to take many months. So we were over the moon when MV Commercial was able to fulfil the contract in more than half the time we had been quoted. The MV team stuck to their word and delivered everything they promised. They supplied the finished vehicles when we needed them and that’s really helped in the update of our fleet. It’s the first time we’ve worked with MV Commercial and we’re very happy with the customer service. We plan to do more business with the company in 2023,” said Mike.
The tippers are supplied on a full-service three-year contract hire agreement and will be put to work in Shropshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire and Wales. They will be used to transport anything from dust products and MOT Type 1 aggregates to muck-away and large rocks and are expected to clock up 80,000 km per year.
Each vehicle is specified with a PM onboard weighing system, two front and rear strobe lights, two LED work lights at the rear and all-round recording cameras for added safety. The tippers join seven vehicles in the MD Aggregate Supplies fleet.
“It’s quite hilly in some of the areas where we operate, such as around the quarries in North Wales. When we are carrying full payloads, it’s necessary to have the more powerful Scania 450 engines which make light work of the steep terrain. We are impressed with the fuel efficiency of the vehicles and their high-specs. The drivers love them,” Mike concluded.