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Richard Irvin outsources car and van fleet to Fleet Alliance

“Our aim is to have a consistent approach to fleet management across the business and regional offices. We’re delighted that Fleet Alliance is able to create a tailor-made proposal for the management of our fleet requirements,” said Richard Irvin supply chain manager, Chris Curtis.  

Following the appointment, Fleet Alliance began an implementation process, including uploading all Richard Irvin vehicle details onto its online ‘e-fleet’ fleet management system, which provides an extensive and comprehensive suite of management information reports and allows the insight of all aspect of the fleet operation. 

Richard Irvin is also considering the introduction of the e-fleet mobile app for users, which offers benefits including uploading mileage directly into e-fleet, electronic completion of vehicle inspection reports and remote access to key support services via smart phones and other mobile devices.

Fleet Alliance is introducing a range of new services for Richard Irvin including accident management, licence checking, pay-as-you go maintenance, service booking and fuel management via two new fuel cards – the Shell Multi-Network Fuel Card and the AllStar fuel card from FleetCor.

The company is also initiating competitive tendering for all new vehicles added to the fleet, employing a panel of leasing company funders to competitively tender for every new model, which can reduce acquisition costs by 8-10%.

“As we are about to replace a batch of 40-50 vehicles, it will be very interesting to see how the competitive tendering solution works and what the results are.

“The success of outsourced fleet management will improve support for all users across Scotland, as well as help the business with vehicle data stored centrally in the provision of management information reporting,” added Chris Curtis.

Fleet Alliance managing director, Martin Brown said: “We are delighted to be working with Richard Irvin to provide a fully outsourced management service for the company’s fleet and its drivers across Scotland.  

“We look forward to introducing more consistent management of the fleet across all the regions in Scotland, as well as implementing a series of measures that will ensure it is more cost-effective and efficient.” 

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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.