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Tusker adds 100th car to StopGap scheme following strong demand

Tusker has increased its StopGap fleet to more than 100 cars following strong demand for its service, which provides drivers with the use of a vehicle while they wait for their new salary sacrifice car to be delivered.

With vehicle lead times frequently out of Tusker’s control, the company decided to launch StopGap in 2012.

The fleet has consisted of a range of both automatic and manual vehicles including Seat Ibiza, Volvo V40 and Volkswagen Polo, which are made available to customers who face a delay of up to six weeks.

To date, more than 2,000 Tusker drivers have taken part in the scheme.

Iain Carmichael, chief commercial officer for Tusker, said: “It is always frustrating when you have ordered your new car and have to wait several weeks for it to be delivered, but such is the demand for so many popular models that manufacturers often have long lead times.

"In this instance, our priority has to be to keep employees mobile and StopGap cars have proved to be the ideal solution.

"So much so that we have had to increase the size of the fleet several times in the two years since we launched it and now have more than 100 cars in regular use by our customers.”

SS4C drivers can request a StopGap car for up to three months, which comes with fully comprehensive business motor insurance, maintenance and breakdown cover.

The cars are paid for and delivered directly to the driver so there is no administrative burden for their employer.

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