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BBS Fleet Logistics streamlines delivery and collection process for fleets

The company, part of IFC Fleet Services Group, specialises in the in-life handling of fleet vehicles, and facilitating and managing the ‘re-home’ process between vehicle users within companies. As such, it handles well over 5,000 vehicle movements per annum.

The new cloud-based delivery and collection platform utilises the latest generation hand-held tablet computers. These allow delivery drivers to confirm the condition of the vehicle being collected digitally with the client’s driver and secure his or her signature electronically, and provide an immediate emailed condition report.

Colin Cripps, managing director of BBS Fleet Logistics, said: “This development will streamline our vehicle delivery and collection process, reduce the opportunity for errors to arise and improve transparency.

“Vehicle condition can now be captured electronically with an irrefutable visual record, either using still photography or video, and will provide clear evidence of any damage to the vehicle prior to collection.

“With end-of-contract charges at their current levels, this is a very important consideration for both the leasing company provider and the end-user fleet, and it is vital that there should be no ambiguity or misunderstanding in the process.”

BBS has just completed a six-figure investment to increase the capacity of its facility near Bedford by a further 250 vehicles, with around the clock security, plus an additional 4,000 square metres of secure hard standing and parking.

“The vehicle ‘re-home’ service is a core part of our business that justifies this additional investment. Many major fleets see this as being an essential service when company car drivers switch vehicles due to a changed job function or location and their vehicle is reallocated to another member of staff,” Cripps added.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.