It claims several large fleets have either approached or signed up with ABS to provide repair services, following insurance premium hikes that have made self-insurance more worthwhile.
Alan Hodgkinson, ABS network director, said: 'The insurance market has been hardening and, in these conditions, many large fleets look carefully at self-insurance. It makes financial sense, especially if you have a poor accident rate.
'The problem for many is the repair factor, as companies do not have access to bodyshops. A few fleets have started using ABS for this purpose.'