Red Driving School fleet uses: “We are one of the largest driving schools in the UK and we are one of the largest training schools for instructors in the UK. Our fleet is essential in training our driving instructors and in teaching learners to drive,” said Ian McIntosh, CEO. “We have around 900 cars in total and we’re in the process of making the change from primarily Vauxhall Corsas to BMW Mini Coopers. The changeover is going well and we should have 530 Minis by January 2018. All our fleet is branded up with RED Driving School signage, the cars are our best advertisement.”
Fantastic Services fleet uses : “We are an ‘on-demand’ business which means ‘always-available-to-be-booked’ and we need the flexibility and mobility to be right where the customers want us to be. The fleet allows our handymen, plumbers, gardeners and cleaners to transport their equipment from each job and to arrive on time, travelling to customers,” said Rune Sovndahl the CEO and co-founder. “Mainly our fleet is composed of brand new and modern panel vans with Fantastic Services branding. We know it’s essential that vehicles display our details, so that potential customers may see a vehicle and know where to go, to book.”
EDAM Group fleet uses: “EDAM Group provides credit hire and post-accident services to business partners in a range of markets who recommend customers who have had a non-fault motor accident. We operate our own fleet of over 1,500 vehicles and are the UK’s largest privately-owned service provider. Our fleet mix is made up of cars (predominantly prestige), commercial vehicles, and motorbikes. We also have a growing number of specialist taxi models,” said Sean Consadine, fleet director, EDAM Group. “When involved in an accident that requires the car to have repair work, the driver is entitled to a ‘like-for-like’ replacement vehicle until their vehicle is repaired. We also consider the requirements of our business partners, who may require a brand-matched vehicle, which again will influence our fleet purchasing decisions.” A fleet can take many forms, and can vary from a couple of cars to a nationwide network of vehicles. The important thing is to match a fleet to specific business requirements, and make sure the vehicles are fit for purpose. “The decision on whether you need to run a vehicle for your business is not always a clear one but there are a plethora of choices in the market place. From running a vehicle for a few days to acquiring a long term and extensive fleet. We work with daily rental customer, small to medium businesses, large corporations, public sector and leasing partners,” said Simon Wheeler, FCA fleet and business corporate marketing manager. “Every sector of the market has a different requirement so it’s important to select a manufacturer that’s going to be able to support your decision; not only by being able to provide vehicles through your chosen channel, but with the provision of a great aftersales network and a focus on keeping the whole life costs of the vehicle to a minimum.” You could be surprised how versatile the fleet industry really is.
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