Scott McMingle has been with Hireco UK for almost 14 years, but what does he do? Check out our Q&A below to get to know him, his role and the future plans with Hireco UK.
Length of time with Hireco & previous role?
“Hi my names Scott McMinigle, and I’ve been with Hireco since March 2006. I was previously a Regional Sales Manager for BRS Truck Rental & Leasing, part of Volvo group. In total I have been in the industry for 25 years. I came to the business as Sales Director, with a view to growing the business from its current fleet of 900 trailers across 2 main locations. We have since grown to be one of the top 3 providers of rental & contract hire for commercial vehicles and trailers in the UK. Our fleet size is currently 6500 trailers and 400 trucks. Our sales team are one of the most experienced in the UK, they are able to answer most if not all questions our customers have.”
What is your role now?
“I am the Head of New Fleet & Contract – based in our UK head office in Essex. I look after the ordering of all new fleet to Hireco, both trailers and our new venture into truck leasing. Part of the role is engaging with all parts of the business – ensuring the finance, maintenance, delivery and supply of contractual documentation is in place. Our fleet team is presently 3 people, myself & two highly skilled operators. We look after the end to end process of contract approval to order and delivery to the customer, ensuring the vital area of compliance documentation to our customers is met. As an indication of the scale of new business trailers/ trucks ordered in 2019 – 1800 trailers from our major partners (SDC, Lawrence David, Tiger trailers, Krone, Schmitz, Dennison) 300 trucks, again from major manufacturers – MAN, Iveco, Mercedes, DAF.”
What can you tell us what is new and exciting with the business & what can we expect for 2020?
“Hireco van rental & leasing will be launching in January 2020, with highly respected and experienced Tony Antoniou heading this division up. Year one, we are looking to order 500 vans throughout the year. We are also looking to introduce the new electrical vans into the fleet. With the first of these ready to go now, delivering savings in fuel, meeting any potential customers needs on carbon emissions reductions etc. Hireco will also look to confirm further orders with our manufacturer partners for approximately another 1000 x trailers & circa 3-400 trucks in 2020. We will also look to confirm exciting developments in additional staff joining the business, longstanding and very well respected in the industry. This will aid us in our growth in both trailers, and further strengthen our team for truck leasing – watch this space.”
Fun fact about yourself?
“For fun/relaxation – I am a very keen golfer, not very good, but a keen trier? Love the walk and of course the banter/19th hole, much to my wife’s annoyance? At 54 years of age, I have two young grandchildren, 3 and a half & 2 months old – that keep me on my toes and smiling.”
If you have anymore questions for Scott, you can contact him directly on 07950 571797 or you can email him on firstname.lastname@example.org.