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TR Fleet strikes SSP Group deal

TR Fleet has secured a deal to provide a range of fleet and vehicle-related services to SSP - The Food Travel Experts.

SSP, which operates a mixed fleet of 45 company cars along with cash allowance drivers, has signed an agreement that will see TR Fleet: source funded vehicles using their tailored multi-bid tendering solutions; and deliver a comprehensive review, and the on-going management of fleet services, including vehicle maintenance, vehicle rental, accident management, fuel card provision from its bank of tier one suppliers.

In addition, TR Fleet will provide fleet management support utilising its bespoke online system, FleetFile; provide support for all 200 cash allowance and grey fleet drivers; and carry out a complete strategic review of fleet which will include reviewing longer term opportunities such as a salary sacrifice for cars scheme to almost 1,400 employees across the UK to go alongside SSP’s current salary sacrifice offerings.

SSP Group’s fleet is predominantly composed of BMW, Vauxhall and Volkswagen cars operated on a three-year/75,000 mile replacement cycle.

The company, which operates restaurants, bars, cafés, food courts, lounges and convenience stores predominantly in airports and train stations, is switching its fleet management arrangements to TR Fleet from a contract hire and leasing company.

Andrea Laing, UK head of HR for shared services and IT, said: “We wanted a more pro-active partner in terms of both the management of our current vehicle fleet and one that could provide long term strategic fleet services provision such as the possible deployment of a car salary sacrifice scheme that would prove attractive to our employees.”

“In discussions, TR Fleet has already identified a number of cost-saving opportunities that will be pursued and which had not been brought to our attention previously.”

SSP Group will also further improve its occupational road risk management strategy with the utilisation of TR Fleet’s DriveSecure solution, which embraces online policy document management, driver licence checking, online driver risk profiling, in vehicle driver training, E-learning, accident analysis, fuel data analysis and journey mileage capture.

TR Fleet founder and Managing Director Julie Boyd said: “As an independent provider of fleet services, sustainable travel policies and transport-related flexible benefits we are able to provide unbiased advice based on our marketplace knowledge and expertise.

“SSP Group recognised our ability to provide a range of services that are bespoke to their individual requirements and will deliver financial savings and additionally aid staff recruitment and retention, particularly with the potential development of a salary sacrifice scheme.”

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