Truck fleet upgrade and expansion for Star Platforms

Access hire company Star Platforms has invested in two new delivery trucks to keep up with growing demand for its services – and meet its popular promise of next-day delivery.

The first of the new 32-tonne DAF delivery vehicles, based on a Montracon body, has already arrived at Star Platforms’ Kent depot, near Sevenoaks. The second truck will be delivered to the Luton depot soon.

The DAF CF 410FAX 32T truck will allow Star Platforms to deliver and collect more powered access machines, as well as a heavier range of platforms, and meet the company’s promise to be a leader in customer service.

Star Platforms Managing Director Steve Simmons said: “Having an exceptional HGV transport fleet is just as important as supplying the very latest powered access machine to rent.

“We have experienced strong demand for our service, and our next-day delivery guarantee is proving popular with customers, so now is the right time to ensure we continue to deliver on our service promise.

“The delivery trucks are ideal for our growing range of larger platforms, which now includes the Nifty HR28 Hybrid 28m rough terrain boom. We can now carry more machines on a single load, so can react more quickly to our client needs.”

The investment increases the Star Platforms delivery fleet to eight vehicles, all of them FORS and Crossrail compliant.

The vehicles are fitted with the latest safety features for pedestrian and cyclist awareness, including a reversing camera, a nearside rearward facing camera, left turn audible warning and proximity sensors.

Star Platforms Operations Manager Ian Mitchell said: “All our drivers are very experienced in delivering access platforms. They know the products well, and are trained to be able to support our clients on site when delivering.

“This investment reinforces the Star Platforms approach, which is to combine the most modern equipment, with experienced and expert operatives, to deliver the highest standards of customer service.”

Star Platforms is co-owned by Steve Simmons, Richard Miller and Bryan Freeman, all experienced veterans of the powered access industry, and operates a fleet of scissors, booms & low-level equipment up to 28m working height.

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