Vertellus launches contract hire solution with alternative fuel focus


A new commercial vehicle contract hire business has launched that will focus on helping fleets transition to alternative fuels.

Vertellus has a portfolio of more than 3,500 long haul, construction and distribution vehicles across the HGV and LCV range from 2.7t up to 44t.

It is spearheaded by a highly qualified team with widespread contract hire experience and aims to work in partnership with its customers to provide a 360-degree commercial vehicle contract hire service.

Vertellus is backed by the Renault Trucks network, which also provides a nationwide reach with more than 60 approved partner locations.

The company said it is committed to providing industry-leading transport solutions, including through its availability of 100% electric powered vehicles.

Nigel Baxter, managing director at Vertellus, said: “Vertellus is a commercial vehicle contract hire company with a difference. Rooted in partnership, with our highly-trained OEM dealer network and approved partner locations around the UK, Vertellus has been created to support customers on every step of their journey, guaranteeing complete peace-of-mind and quality assurance.

“We also understand that customers will be at differing stages of their decarbonisation journey, so the Vertellus team will work to ensure companies have everything required to keep the current diesel fleet powered, compliant and economical, while also having an eye on tomorrow to support delivering long-term goals.”

The four key elements of Vertellus’ contract hire approach include:

  • A personalised consultancy designed to understand how the current fleet operates
  • Provision of a comprehensive and tailor-made vehicle hire and maintenance solution
  • Additional services include; driver training, fleet monitoring, PCN administration, replacement vehicles, tyre management, telematics and more.
  • An industry-first EV Discovery programme for 16-18T urban rigid vehicles designed to offer operators a unique opportunity to test and understand electric vehicles.

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