JMS Plant Hire adds to commercial vehicle fleet

JMS Plant Hire has snapped up two new DAF XF 530 Super Space Cab 6×2 tractor units and three new Nooteboom 3-axle stepframe trailers.

Supplied by Asset Alliance Group, North Lanarkshire-based JMS has taken delivery of the trucks on a three-year contract hire deal, while the trailers arrive on a four-year agreement.

A subsidiary of Advance Construction, JMS Plant Hire will use the vehicles to move its own machinery and equipment, including excavators and bulldozers, to service some 2,500 sites across Scotland.

Colin Sinclair, general manager for transport at JMS Plant Hire, said, “By having our own stepframe trailers, we are definitely saving costs and improving the efficiency of our operations. It means we are not relying on hiring subcontractors to move our plant at hefty haulage rates.

“It gives us much more control in ensuring we get our machinery to construction sites on time, which is a major benefit.”

Sinclair added that the business prides itself on sourcing the best vehicles. He explained, “The Nooteboom trailers and the DAF tractors really look the business, boosting the image of our company and helping us to generate new work.”

The new trailers and tractor units join a 36-strong mixed fleet of vehicles at JMS, the majority of which are construction service tippers.

John Scott, regional sales manager at Asset Alliance Group, commented, “It’s a great pleasure to work with Colin and the team at JMS Plant Hire. Asset Alliance Group was able to supply the company with new trucks and trailers to the specifications they required when they needed them due to our stock holding and buying capabilities.”