World of Books has chosen TOM Vehicle Rental to supply its new fleet of 75 Citroen Relay panel vans for its nationwide logistics operation.
The new model Citroen Relay 35 Enterprise L3 H2 HDI 130ps vans offer a payload benefit of over 300kg versus the competitor models being operated previously, meaning the business can now collect more books from its charity shops customers on each run.
Key additional technology specification on the Enterprise models include Bluetooth, air conditioning and rear parking sensors for improved driver comfort, health & safety and reduced risk of damage.
World of Books has already reported significant fuel savings with the new fleet, expected to be in the region of £35,000 annually.
Steven Murray, group stock and logistics manager for World of Books said: “The efficiency of our Charity Collection Service is crucial to the success of our business. We are confident that our partnership with TOM will help us to deliver significant efficiency and savings. Our van fleet will cover over 3.75 million miles per annum so the right van with a focused support solution is vital.”
The contract hire deal includes repairs, servicing, maintenance, road fund licence, worn tyre replacement and replacement vehicles to keep World of Books moving.
James Rafferty, sales and marketing director for TOM Vehicle Rental said: “We’ve invested in expanding our location network with new depots in England and it’s pleasing this has enabled us to grow our relationship with World of Books to now become their national sole supplier.
"World of Books wanted improved payload, fuel efficiency and technology and thanks to our integrated supply chain advantage with our own dealerships we were able to source and deliver a new fleet which ticked all the boxes on a quick turnaround to meet their needs.”
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