Fleet Alliance is guaranteeing that fleet operators will no longer incur expensive charges by recalculating contracts on an individual basis for excess mileage. Fleet Alliance is making its guarantee conditional on the fleet operator following its advice in several crucial areas.
Standard practice in the contract hire and leasing market is for leasing suppliers to negotiate blanket benchmark mileages across the entire fleet of vehicles, with three years/60,000 miles or four year/80,000 miles being typical benchmarks.
When a driver‘s vehicle is approaching its contracted miles, Fleet Alliance suggests a number of options to avoid incurring excess mileage charges. These include swapping high mileage drivers who are about to exceed their mileage quota into different cars being driven by colleagues.
If this is contrary to fleet policy, then Fleet Alliance suggests recalculating and renegotiating the contract before the mileage limit is reached, and takes this approach with the contract for every driver on its fleet.
Fleet Alliance managing director, Martin Brown, said: “Our guarantee is contingent on the fleet operator following our advice but other than that we are prepared to back our position that our clients will not face any excess mileage charges at the end of their vehicle contracts.