Contract Hire

Contract hire gives you the flexibility of having access to assets that suit your business without the hassle of buying, owning or disposing of them.

Commercial Motor Awards - winners in 2019, 2020 and 2021As your contract hire provider, we provide an award-winning service - a truly consultative partnership approach - with dedicated account management and customer service that’s second-to-none. 

Our tailored contracts for standard tractor units, rigids and trailers, as well as specialist builds are designed to meet your specific business needs and provide innovative, practical and flexible solutions.

We supply the right commercial vehicles (from standard to bespoke-built) whether you’re a large corporate or a single-vehicle operator.

Contracts are based on a fixed monthly cost over an agreed number of months and include the contract hire service, repair and maintenance, road fund licence, MOT, 24-hour roadside recovery and assistance, an annual mileage limit, and a replacement vehicle.

With an extensive range of vehicles and a fleet of over 11,000 trucks and trailers, we can cater for all your requirements and we can supply either new or pre-used vehicles. Our fleet has an average age profile of two years for trucks and four for trailers and all our vehicles are supplied to the highest standards. They can also be fitted with a wide range of options such as DVS packages, tracker systems, etc.

Our contracts are backed by our strong national coverage through our 23 strategically-located branches and they are supported by over 1,100 approved third-party repair agents with more than 2,000 facilities nationwide. In addition, we have a dedicated Tyre Programme Manager and a team of Fleet Engineers who check and verify new builds to ensure that they meet all our quality checks and build specifications.

At the end of your agreement, you can either hand the vehicle back or take on another contract for a vehicle of your choice, thereby allowing you to keep pace with vehicle technology and the changing demands of both your fleet and business.

The benefits

  • Better cash flow. By saving money on the initial outlay, you can protect your working capital and invest in other parts of your business, allowing you to grow.
  • Low initial cost. Compared to the up-front cost of buying a vehicle, the initial cost is small. Contract hire enables you to get up and running with a new vehicle quickly and at minimal cost.
  • Fixed costs. Knowing how much your vehicle is going to cost each month is crucial for business planning. Contract hire provides certainty about your vehicle costs and what they cover.
  • Flexibility. The ability to flex is key to running a modern fleet. Contract hire future-proofs your fleet and provides the option to change its make-up as your operation develops.
  • Guaranteed profitability. Your contract hire costs are calculated to ensure that the vehicles we supply make a profit from day one.
  • No ownership issues. No need to worry about depreciation or the hassle of selling the vehicle after your contract has ended.
  • Safety and compliance. All covered and managed - PMI sheets, MOT certificates, roller brake tests, plating certificates, and tachograph documentation.
  • VAT. If you lease a vehicle solely for business use, you can claim back 100% of the VAT.
  • A complete package. Contract hire includes the leasing service, maintenance, MOT, servicing, road fund licence and a replacement vehicle.
  • Administration. All taken care of, saving you time and money and allowing you to get on with running your business.

Our service

  • Consultative approach.
  • Industry-experienced contract hire manager.
  • Bespoke build and supplier management.
  • Paperless account application.
  • In-house 24/7/365 maintenance and breakdown support.
  • 23 staffed and strategically located UK branches.
  • Pre-contract vehicle provision.
  • Regular KPI review and reporting.

In addition, we offer a dedicated driver training programme to all our contract hire customers. It provides a number of key benefits to companies and their drivers, and can also help to reduce your impact on the environment.

We are here to keep your fleet and employees safe, legal and compliant.

Get in touch today to discuss your options

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Dawsongroup Truck and Trailer Limited.

Delaware Drive, Tongwell,

Milton Keynes MK15 8JH

Dawsongroup Truck and Trailer Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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