Broadband provider Gigaclear is outsourcing the management of its 140 strong fleet to Fleet Operations.
Part of the arrangement will include an end-to-end van project, converting the company’s cash allowance fleet into a bespoke leased van fleet.
Gigaclear provides full-fibre broadband to rural communities and employs more than 500 staff. It has traditionally provided cash for car allowances to its engineers, but as the company expanded it recognised the need for a fleet of customised, fit-for-purpose vans.
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Fleet Operations began by providing a fleet of more than 90 new vans, complete with livery and racking. The new vehicles are now on the road, helping to support Gigaclear’s UK-wide operations.
Nathan Rundle, Gigaclear delivery director, said: “As we continue to grow and professionalise the business, it is important that our teams have the resource to continually drive up the quality of our network.
“By investing in a new fleet of vans, we are ensuring that our workforce is properly equipped to work safely and compliantly in challenging environments.
“The new fleet is fuel efficient and fit for the specific needs of the business. It also provides us with a great opportunity to raise awareness among residents and customers that Gigaclear is working hard in the community to provide a crucial service to those that have been historically underserved.”
In addition to creating a fleet policy for Gigaclear’s drivers, Fleet Operations has taken over full day-to-day responsibility for the company’s fleet management, providing services such as purchasing, hire, maintenance, fuel management, risk management, reporting, systems support, and administration support.
Jayne Pett, sales and marketing director for Fleet Operations, added: “Gigaclear is an enterprising company and we are delighted to be helping them achieve their objectives. We at Fleet Operations pride ourselves on delivering efficiencies leading to cost savings as well providing full consultancy on relevant topics to steer companies through these challenging and everchanging times.
“We will continue to offer a seamless and efficient service, to ensure that Gigaclear can continue their fast-paced period of growth.”