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CFS outsource fleet management to CBVC

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CBVC Vehicle Management announces they are now the fleet management company appointed by CFS, Contract Fire and Security.

The contract for fleet management was awarded to Burton based CBVC as a total outsourced solution, for the complete management of the CFS fleet which includes, vans, cars, grey fleet and rental vehicles.

CFS has over 80 engineers located across the UK and a network of 12 engineering distribution centres nationwide to support their engineering team.

Steven Quirke, joint managing director at CFS said, “The advantages of outsourcing our vehicle fleet is that, in this time of increasing motoring costs, a professional fleet management company will enable us to better control costs in leasing, fuel, insurance, hire and accidents. It also provides our drivers with a dedicated team to ensure they are kept on the road at all times, in the appropriate vehicle.”

He continued; “When we looked at Fleet Management companies we found that no standard solution seemed to exist. There were Leasing Companies and IT providers who would give part of the solution, but, on analysis essentially all they were going to do was provide us with a pile of reports and leave us to implement the recommendations. We felt it was only CBVC who could identify the issues across both the personnel and asset aspects of running our fleet, agree a strategy with the Directors, and then implement the action and report back on results.”

“The difference with CBVC was not only do they provide a superb web based fleet management IT solution, but this is backed up by a professional fleet manager with over 20 years’ experience. All supported by specialist back office staff covering key arrears such as supply, finance, maintenance, fuel and daily rental”.

Mike Manners, CBVC director said, “ As a rapidly expanding business, a fleet of 200 vehicles, and an annual fleet operating cost of £1.7m, CFS would have needed to invest in a qualified Fleet Manager, with IT and Admin backup at an annual cost of approx £75k to properly control their situation. With our outsourced solution, proven systems and professional staff, we estimate and are well on the way to delivering, savings of at least 10% of budget at a fraction of the cost whilst helping with their Duty of Care and risk management liabilities”.

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