Wakefield and District Housing signs solus Citroen LCV deal
The order has been placed as part of WDH's four-year complete fleet replacement programme, intended to reduce its carbon footprint while increasing its fleet efficiency and reducing the overall size of its fleet.
During the next four years, WDH is planning to reduce its fleet size by up to 15% and is replacing its current Ford LCV fleet, which was acquired through a mix of leasing, contract hire and outright purchase, with Citroen LCVs. These are being operated on an 48-month/10,000 miles per year contract hire with maintenance agreement, which has been signed with Lombard.
Rick Young, WDH fleet manager, said: 'WDH is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and continuing to improve operational efficiency. Citroen LCVs have some of the cleanest and most fuel efficient engines available, which together with their low whole life cost, were key considerations in our selection process. Also, the four strong Citroen LCV range provides greater operational flexibility enabling WDH's trades people to select the vehicle that best matches their working requirements.'
WDH will take delivery of some 217 Citroen LCVs in 2010, followed by a further 130 in 2011, some 40+ in 2012 and a smaller, unspecified number in 2013 as required to meet fleet requirements.