Aiming at SME’s and sole traders, FlexxiVan, a new web-based van hire service, has been launched by Mel Goodliffe, managing director of Giraffe Automotive Services, to offer an alternative solution to expensive new vehicles or long term van leases.
The launch of FlexxiVan is the latest service in the established FlexxiLease group and offers 3 - 24 month contracts, enabling businesses to have complete flexibility when deciding rental terms. It showcases a wide range of commercial vehicles from top of the range brands such as Ford, Citroen and Volkswagen. The service also offers opportunities to rent some vehicles from 1 – 28 days.
The FlexxiVan website is designed to provide a single point of call for all van user needs, from breakdown cover and flexible mileage arrangements to insurance and tax renewal.
The ‘one stop’ service aims to ease the financial strain of buying and running a vehicle as research shows van operators are reluctant to buy new ones or commit to long term leases. This means business vehicles are becoming older and cost more to keep on the road. Industry statistics suggest that last year initial a record 50% of initial MOTs failed for class-seven vans.
Goodliffe said: “After the success of FLEXXiLease over the last seven years, we became aware that there was significant demand for a flexible commercial van hire service, especially for start up businesses who may not want to risk an expensive long term lease or van purchase while they are still finding their feet.
“Historically, van leasing contracts have required a 4-5 year commitment with potential heavy penalties for early termination, but we’ve deliberately made FLEXXiVan different, providing a cost effective approach, shorter leases, lower costs and a lot more freedom.
“Our top priority is to keep van drivers on the road for less, through offering an excellent range of commercial vehicles at unbeatable prices.”