Independent fleet company Tusker has
acquired fleet management supplier Allen Fleet Services (AFS), for
an undisclosed sum.
The acquisition will add 600 more units to Tusker’s
managed fleet. Mark Allen, former owner of AFS, has joined Tusker
as head of fleet management.
“The acquisition of Allen Fleet Services is
completely complementary to our existing business and gives us
additional fleet volume. It also allows us to provide the full
range of our IT-based products and systems, backed by our now
legendary customer service, to AFS fleet customers,” said managing
director of Tusker, David Hosking.
Bipper deal for Kevin
Kevin Cooper Motor Factors has taken
delivery of a fleet of 30 Peugeot Bipper vans, which the car parts
delivery firm said will reduce its fuel bills, thanks to the vans’
superior engine efficiency.
The vans have been provided on contract hire by
Lombard Vehicle Management, and supplied by local dealership
Renwicks of Plymouth.
The Bippers are expected to get around 50-55mpg, an
improvement on Kevin Cooper’s previous van fleet of Ford vehicles,
which managed 30-35mpg.
Charity renews its company car
The Royal National Institute for Blind
People (RNIB) has switched to a solus Toyota deal for its 80-unit
company car fleet.
“Our existing agreement was coming to an end and a
drive within RNIB on environmental issues, meant the time was right
to have a close look around,” said Alan Miles, the RNIB’s
The cars have been provided on a contract hire
arrangement by Lloyds TSB Autolease, Toyota said, with a
four-year/70,000-mile replacement cycle envisaged for the Toyota
“Drivers have a choice of appropriate Toyota
models, subject to director approval.Most likely to be required are
Avensis, Verso, Yaris and Auris,” the manufacturer added.
Previously, the charity had used Ford vehicles for
Chamber of Commerce leasing
The Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of
Commerce has launched a vehicle leasing service – Chamber Leasing –
for its members in association with local firm Drivelease Vehicle
Members of Chamber Leasing will benefit from
preferential leasing rates on cars and commercial vehicles, thanks
to direct relationships with manufacturers including Jaguar,
Nissan, Peugeot, and Renault.
Saab Contract Hire closes its
Saab Contract Hire, a division of
Masterlease, has ceased writing new business following the
announcement by Swedish manufacturer Saab that it is to file for
Masterlease said in a statement: “With immediate
effect, Masterlease will no longer provide contract hire and
leasing quotations on Saab vehicles through its own brand or
through its Saab Contract Hire operation.
“All orders which had been confirmed by close of
business on 20 February 2009 will be honoured and these vehicles
will be processed and delivered as normal.”
The London Borough of Greenwich has
appointed Masterlease as its fleet supplier, following a
competitive tender process.
Masterlease won the race to gain single supplier
status for the Borough, under the terms of a framework agreement
for the provision of leased cars.