Europcar adapts to growing demand from construction sector

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Europcar has invested in its commercial vehicle fleet so it can provide specialist vehicles to the construction sector more quickly, with greater flexibility.

The UK construction sector grew by 1.8% in the first quarter and the Government is committed to road improvements with a £1.2 billion budget to be spent in the next 12 months.

“Keeping up demand with the right equipment – including vehicles – is a challenge,” explained Stuart Russell, specialist vehicle director at Europcar.  

“Added to which, the sector doesn’t necessarily want to make long term financial commitments. Europcar has, therefore, focused on creating a commercial fleet that includes the specialist vehicles needed by the construction sector, from bespoke vans with special racking, tow bars and tool boxes. We have a wide selection of vehicles available across our UK network, which are ready to rent at just four hours’ notice.”

A large proportion of Europcar’s specialist fleet vehicles are Chapter 8 compliant – meeting the latest road safety standards, including high visibility markings to support operations working on public highways enabling firms to get on the road straight away.

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