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CCS improves website to offer fleets ‘quick and easy’ access to quotes

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The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has launched a new, fleet-focused section on its website, giving public sector fleets help and advice on key issues and access to real-time vehicle quotes.

Operators access its suite of ‘Total Fleet Solutions’ through a new landing page, which gives an overview of the services offered by the UK’s biggest public procurement organisation.

New sections have been created to cover each element of the fleet’s lifecycle and there is a new fleet portal for public sector fleets buying or leasing cars and vans.

CCS says it gives fleets “quick and easy” access to real-time quotations, helping them find the right vehicle for their organisation.

Tammy Carter, CCS head of fleet, said: “The usual winter pressures, the ever-increasing importance of sustainability and the coronavirus pandemic means there’s never been a tougher time for those who manage the public sector fleet.

“To effectively help our customers, it was important to bring together all of our framework news, market insight, case studies and blogs, in addition to details of events we are either hosting or supporting.”

Carter hopes that the new web pages can be a “one-stop-shop”, giving the public sector the information it needs to “power fleets through uncertain times”.

“We hope the new pages will help fleet managers with every challenge they might face – from adapting vehicles to greening their fleet,” she said.

“When a user lands on the Total Fleet Solutions home page, they can quickly understand our entire offering and identify which area is most applicable to their requirements. From there, they can click through to find out more about that particular topic.”

The new layout, she says, will help users see the “linkages and dependencies” between fleet products and help highlight new topics or ideas they may not have previously considered.

A former fleet manager herself, Carter says that the Total Fleet Solutions are suitable for customers with one vehicle through to those with fleets in excess of 10,000.

She explained: “The portfolio of products has been structured to address all of our customers’ fleet needs, providing a seamless route to market however small or complex that need may be.

“For ease of use, we have structured our different products and services into five groups: acquire, adapt, manage, maintain and sustain.

“These groups provide a link between our supply chains and their product and service offerings, aligning them to the customer requirements throughout their fleet life cycle.”

An executive agency and trading fund of the UK Government’s Cabinet Office, CCS, through its Total Fleet Solutions, also provides a focus on the journey towards ‘net zero’.

“Recognising the challenges this brings, we can support our customers in understanding their current data, options to manage future demand and then to make the change,” Carter said.

To visit the fleet-focussed webpages on the CCS website, click here.


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