Kier fleet services have announced that for the next two years Nexus Vehicle Rental will be the new rental provider for the company. The new contract will see Nexus Vehicle Rental providing a nationwide supply of both short and medium term rental vehicles, with almost twenty per cent of which will be used for commercial purposes. Kier is also able to access ‘special build’ vehicles via Nexus, such as vehicles that are required for specific projects which can be returned after the rental period, removing the need for Kier to purchase such vehicles.
Kier’s fleet manager, Steve Osborne, said “Through Nexus we have access to a broader range of rental services and systems, and improved supply across all vehicle types from standard to highly specialist. Its flexibility and problem solving attitude means we are guaranteed vehicle delivery and an unparalleled level of service while saving costs through increased efficiencies.” It has been reported that Kier’s fleet services team will be able to provide vehicles across the Kier Group using Nexus’ Intelligent Rental Information Software platform, which has access to a secure, web-based system that manages the full rental process, provides total cost control, and delivers tailored real-time reporting.
Talking about the software, Osborne said, “IRIS has been the most attractive solution for us in both day to day operations and report management, which we can now access instantly highlighting any issues as they arise while increasing our capability to reduce both cost and management time. IRIS has allowed our business units to take increased responsibility for their own rental spend and we have used the data to identify the vehicles we use the most to secure preferential rates saving our business further money.”
Many fleet services companies are now looking to new ways of saving money, especially by using new technologies provided by the internet and software innovations. Many van insurance providers are now online, meaning that companies can get quotes for their fleets quickly and easily, saving them time and money.