MAN Truck & Bus UK has appointed contract hire and salary sacrifice provider Tusker to supply contract hire services for its fleet of almost 400 vehicles in the UK.
MAN Truck & Bus UK is a subsidiary of MAN Truck & Bus AG, part of the Munich-based MAN SE Group, and one of the leading international providers of commercial vehicles and transport solutions.
The group is also a world leader in large diesel ship engines, stationary engines and turbo-machinery, as well as also having extensive truck operations in the BRIC countries,
(Brazil, Russia, India, China).
Last year, MAN carried out a full fleet review to look at its current providers and benchmark them against others in the market place, concentrating on three key areas: service, administration and cost.
MAN invited Tusker to the fleet review, after the company was recommended by an employee who had worked with them at a previous company, and subsequently appointed them on a sole supply basis.
The new contract covers MAN’s UK company car and van fleet, of which almost a third are expected to be replaced over the next 12 months, while Tusker is also responsible for managing the run-out legacy fleet of the previous incumbent.
As vehicles come up for renewal on the fleet, MAN drivers will now be able to source and specify them online through their own bespoke version of Tusker’s award-winning Fleetdesk fleet management system, which provides a cutting edge online quotation system covering all vehicles in the MAN fleet policy.
Tusker will also provide driver support through a dedicated driver helpline and support service incorporating a single, central point of contact for all drivers.
Tracy Lister, general manager of administration and change management at MAN Truck & Bus UK, said: “Tusker was very impressive with its future vision for our fleet and had some excellent ideas on how to save money, but at the same time keep our drivers happy. In addition, they offered a complete administration support package to run the fleet on our behalf.“