Seeing the rental potential
Oliver Moore started work with his father in the family commercial crash repair business after leaving school. He saw hauliers losing time and money with trailers that were off the road being repaired. And, he saw an opportunity.
After a 3 year stint with a national truck and trailer rental company, Oliver returned to the family business in 1997 to set up BS Trailer Services Ltd. Buying second-hand trailers and refurbishing them through his fathers body shop, Oliver built a fleet of 100 trailers in just 6 months. His client base grew from hauliers in need of short-term replacements to large logistics companies in need of extra capacity.
Such was the demand for rental trailers that in 2000 BS placed its first order for new SDC trailers. Each and every one had a long-term rental contract agreed before they even rolled off the production line. To cope with the growing fleet, the business also moved premises twice in search of extra space and facilities, before settling at its current site outside Leighton Buzzard in 2005.
Shortly afterwards, Oliver made a new friend in Tony Ireton. Tony and his father had just sold their very successful truck hire company and Tony was looking for a new challenge. Armed with a huge wealth of experience and a bulging list of contacts, Tony was invited to join BS as a salesman. Just 12 months later, Oliver, Tony and his wife Diane formed BS Truck Rental Ltd.
They started with one truck. Today, they have a fleet of 250.
Going from strength to strength, with an ever growing fleet of vehicles, Oliver installed a purpose built MOT lane in December 2014. With everything under one roof, the support BS Trailer Services Ltd can offer its clients is now better than ever.