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CET Safehouse turns to Fleet Alliance for van fleet

Materials testing and site investigation specialists CET Safehouse has turned to Fleet Alliance to keep its workforce mobile, reduce its carbon footprint and cut its acquisition costs with a new fleet order for 50 Renault Trafic and Master vans.

Fleet Alliance was able to use its manufacturer contacts to negotiate a series of specification enhancements within a very attractive monthly rental.

At the same time, carbon emissions were reduced significantly through the selection of carbon efficient Euro V compliant vehicles - all factors which persuaded CET Safehouse to select the Fleet Alliance offering.

Two Trafic models were procured, the Trafic SWB SL27 dCi 90 Euro V and LWB Low Roof SL27 dCi 115 Euro V, along with Master LWB Hi Roof 120 models and one Master SWB Hi Roof.

Prices included satellite navigation, rear cameras and highway maintenance chevrons and the vehicles were contract hired for three years/120,000 miles.

The new fleet of vans will be used by the company’s materials testing and site investigation specialists in the course of their duties across the UK.

Finance director Stephen Humphrey said the company had quite rigorous requirements for its vehicles. “We typically operate in rugged terrain around the UK and cover high mileages. So we needed vehicles that were robust and fit for purpose,” he said.

“They also needed to be fitted with a series of additions to meet health and safety regulations, including hand washes, shelving, racking, and heavy duty ramps for lifting specialist machinery.

“Fleet Alliance’s Chris Cooper handled all the procurement process and was able to negotiate an outstanding price for us. We also needed the vans sign-written, ply-lined and shelving added.

“Chris handled all the logistics with the various after-fit companies involved to ensure that not one of our operatives had a single day’s downtime while the new vans were being delivered, which was another important factor for us.”

Chris Cooper of Fleet Alliance said: “We were delighted to win this contract to supply CET Safehouse’s fleet needs and keep its national workforce mobile. We always aim to provide high levels of customer service and support which we believe sets us apart from most of our competitors.”


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