AL King Roofing reduces downtime with flexible rental

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A.L. King Roofing has reduced its vehicle downtime by 60% and fuel costs by 15% by using flexible rental from Northgate Vehicle Hire. 

A.L.King owned an aging fleet, which resulted in spiraling maintenance and repair costs. Fuel spend was also high due to the poor fuel efficiency of the vehicles.

Andy King, owner of A.L. King Roofing, said: “We have owned our vehicles for some time and, as the years have gone by, the cost of running our fleet began to increase rapidly. I wasn’t entirely clear on the options available but the cost and appearance of our fleet was becoming critical so we had to act fast. We looked into purchase but it wasn’t financially feasible with the up front capital required, and I’m glad we didn’t take the plunge.”

“After Northgate presented alternative options, the benefits of flexible hire spoke for themselves. The A.L. King brand was instantly transformed with a new fleet, giving my drivers extra pride when on the road. In just seven months our revenue has increased due to saving on fuel costs, reduced costs on service, maintenance and repair, and a massive reduction in vehicle downtime, meaning I have a more profitable business with less downtime.

"Northgate’s offering is the best in the market and certainly gives me extra piece of mind when trying to do what’s important, and focus on running my business.”

Josh Ashbee, business development manager at Northgate Vehicle Hire, said:

“Our partnership with A.L. King is a fantastic example of how the right fleet can help a business grow, without the risk that often comes with other acquisition methods. We gave the roofing business a detailed analysis of its full life running costs and Andy concluded that no other LCV supplier could compete with our offering, which includes service, maintenance and repair and roadside assistance.”

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