Contract Hire


Contract Hire is a mature method of acquiring and operating a commercial vehicle fleet, but Priden offers a truly bespoke service. We take time to understand your operation and industry sector – leaving us better placed to provide support, not just in terms of the correct vehicle but also your day-to-day operational requirements for the duration of the contract.

Our experienced team will work with you to establish exactly the right specification of vehicles to deliver optimum service for your operation. And we’ll match those needs precisely – no matter how specialised they may be.

We’ll then work with chassis manufacturers, body builders and ancillary manufacturers on your behalf – investing time and expertise to ensure you derive not only the best value but also the best possible performance from your vehicle fleet.

We have close relationships with a wide range of specialist financial institutions – ensuring that the finance element of your contract is as competitive and cost-effective as possible.

Our contract can include all aspects of the repair and maintenance of any number of vehicles. The service may be just for the chassis but can extend to any type of ancillary equipment including tail lifts, fridges, cranes, skip loaders, hook loaders, RCVs, tankers, chick carrier equipment and more. Here at Priden, we have considerable experience of providing support for even the most specialist vehicles.

Priden provides 24/7 support via a single telephone number – we’re always on hand to support your operation both in and outside ‘normal’ working hours. For scheduled work, we have a network of approved repairers and will appoint the most appropriate for your location to reduce potential downtime. For non-scheduled work, our appointed service providers – not only for chassis repairs but even the most specialist of ancillary equipment – are on hand to support your operation every day (and night) of the year.

Based on your preferred term and operational parameters, the vehicles are provided on a fixed-cost basis to include finance, repair and maintenance for the entire length of the contract. This removes all risks associated with the costs of ownership and residual value and provides accurate budgeting for your vehicle fleet.

The introduction of new and increasingly complicated legislation means it can be difficult to tick all the right boxes – and the effect on your Operator’s Licence in the event of non-compliance can be extremely detrimental to your business.

Priden will work with you to ensure your vehicles are always compliant – enabling you to focus on your core operation. All service records are now stored on our online platform and customers are able to access their own records at any time via a confidential online portal. We also provide a ‘health check’ to ensure your entire fleet remains compliant.

Let Priden become your preferred partner for the Contract Hire of your trailers – and focus on your core business with complete peace of mind.

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Interested in finding out more about Contract Hire?
Speak to our friendly Financial Services Team.