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Healthcare firm to make major savings following fleet review

The company provides patient transport, carrier and waste disposal services to hospitals, GPs and private sector healthcare organisations and following the review is benefiting from a new contract hire and daily rental solution for its 300-strong fleet of LCVs.

The tailored solution will help the business expand into new market sectors such as courier services, including the bulk transportation of clinical and patient waste.  

It is also set to realise significant cost savings identified by Lex Autolease, including the replacement of a number of ageing vehicles and the removal of unnecessary conversion figures to produce more efficient vehicles. As an example, specifying one rather than two loading doors for new vans saved up to £220 per vehicle, resulting in savings of up to £60,000 across SRCL’s entire commercial fleet.

In line with the company’s commitment to minimise its carbon footprint, Lex Autolease took a broader look at vehicle usage and whole-life costs across the whole fleet and introduced more CO2-efficient vans, including some electric vehicles and hybrids. These helped SRCL to reduce its carbon footprint while delivering annual fuel savings.

The deal provides SRCL with a flexible and reliable supply of specialist vehicles providing long-term hire for the bulk of its fleet and short-term hire for lead in vehicles for new contract wins and occasional use.

Jonathan Ellis, new business senior manager at Lex Autolease, commented: ‘We’re still in the early stages of our relationship with SRCL, but we look forward to an on-going partnership where we continue to provide a reliable fleet solution, while working to cut costs and delivering further environmental benefits.’

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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.