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Derbyshire County Council selects FMG as vehicle recovery partner

FMG has been awarded a contract to provide a rapid response roadside repair and recovery provision for 1,600 vehicles on behalf of Derbyshire County Council.

The diverse mix of vehicles, which operate out of locations across the county, includes cars, commercials, buses, gritters and mobile libraries.

The two-year contract includes an around the clock specialist recovery service, with FMG’s network of PAS-43 accredited recovery specialists carrying out repairs at the roadside wherever possible.

When roadside repair isn’t possible, FMG will recover the driver, vehicle and any passengers as appropriate.

A key aspect of the service will be the centralised management of all recoveries. For the first time, the council will have real-time access to data at every stage of each recovery, via FMG’s Ingenium business intelligence service. The web-based system tracks and reports on every transaction following an incident.

Data will be presented via a suite of interactive graphs and reports displaying the performance of the Council’s fleet, highlighting breakdown trends and providing full visibility of costs.

John Catling, customer service delivery director at FMG, said: “We have extensive experience of managing recoveries for public sector organisations and are delighted to create a bespoke solution for Derbyshire County Council.

“Keeping drivers safe, creating process efficiencies and saving money for our customers is at the core of our business strategy and we are looking forward to working with Derbyshire County Council to deliver the safest and most time-efficient specialist recovery service.”

FMG has demonstrated its ability to manage this contract through its proven vehicle recovery experience working on behalf of private and public sector bodies, Highways England and a number of Police Forces.

All services are managed from FMG’s dedicated secure control centre at its UK head office in Yorkshire.

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