Arriva has achieved a 30g/km reduction in the emissions of new company cars destined for middle managers at the train and bus operator, while cutting rental costs by 8%.
Savings were achieved after Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions became the company’s sole supplier six months ago and extended the rental period for each vehicle from 36 to 48 months and negotiated a single supplier deal with Vauxhall.
Hitachi Capital was previously one of two suppliers providing Arriva with fleet finance and management services. The transport specialist now works solely with the leasing provider for all of its car fleet requirements, comprising over 400 vehicles.
“We are really pleased with the results since Hitachi Capital has become the single supplier for the company. It just goes to show that small changes to a fleet policy can have a massive knock-on effect on costs and environmental impact,” explains Phil Peace, director of sales at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions.