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Fleet Hire automates vehicle procurement with Ebbon-Dacs solution

Fleet Hire, which operates a fleet of around 6,500 vehicles, selected Leaselink to automate all its new vehicle ordering, improve efficiency and reduce administration after carrying out a thorough evaluation of competitive products in the fleet market.

Chris Joyce, chief operating officer at Fleet Hire, said Leaselink had also replaced its previous manual system to reduce paper consumption and reach performance targets for the company’s ISO 14001 Environmental standard.

He added: ‘Amongst its many attributes, Leaselink will allow us to deliver the best possible prices for our fleet clients and in the shortest time available. It will also bring much greater transparency to the procurement process and allow us to track the whereabouts of vehicles in the system much more readily.

‘We will also be able to monitor the performance of our dealers more effectively and refine the flow of orders to them where appropriate. We have a network of around 70 supplying dealers, and I will now be able to balance the supply of new vehicle orders throughout our network to ensure some of our dealers do not get overloaded with orders as a result.

‘It was important for us to use the industry standard system and one that our dealers were already familiar with. The response times from our dealers are now much sharper as a result, as they are working with a system they are well used to,’ he said.

Fleet Hire has now begun trials with Ebbon-Dacs’ MoDel new vehicle delivery and return car inspection solution, which integrates into the Leaselink platform and introduces efficiencies around the collection and delivery process.

‘This is something that we are definitely looking at developing for the future,’ added Joyce. 

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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.