Asset Alliance Group has delivered a fleet of 56 new tractor units to Cross Transport, for operation on its contract with e-commerce business Amazon.

The full-service contract hire deal, valued at approximately £4.5m, sees the supply of a fleet of DAF XF tractors with Super Space Cabs, replacing older assets.

Dean Cross, managing director at Cross Transport, said: “This is a substantial order for a key part of our business, and we’re very pleased to have Asset Alliance Group’s support.

“In the time we’ve worked together, they’ve shown they understand our business needs perfectly. Initially, the Amazon contract required a bigger fleet, and Asset Alliance Group came through and delivered.”

Each new DAF is expected to cover 140,000km annually, with the contract hire agreement including all safety inspections, maintenance, servicing and repairs will be covered by a single monthly payment. They will support Cross Transport’s contract with Amazon, delivering customer orders throughout the UK and Europe from its Nuneaton depot.

Karl Starkey, transport manager at Cross Transport, said: “We’ve enjoyed a smooth relationship with Asset Alliance Group since we started working with them two years ago. They are always on hand to help and are one of the best asset finance companies I’ve worked with.”

Dave Potter, managing director at Asset Alliance Group, Contract Hire and Leasing, said: “Our work with Cross Transport is the perfect example of how we can provide tailored packages to suit specific needs, fleets and contracts, and how our customers can benefit from our independence and flexibility when it comes to acquiring trucks.

“It is also a relationship that has grown over the years which is important as we pride ourselves on becoming a trusted and long-term partner for all our customers.”

Established in 2010, West Midlands-based Cross Transport offers general haulage services for customers throughout the UK, including Tarmac, DB Schenker and GEFCO.

Last week UK fleet management provider Lex Autolease delivered a 228-strong fleet of vans to pest control business MPCL.