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Tusker adds 100th car to StopGap scheme

The scheme was first launched in 2012 to help deal with long vehicle lead times out of Tusker’s control. Since then the company has had to increase the size of the StopGap fleet to over 100 vehicles. 

The vehicles comprise a range of both automatic and manual vehicles including SEAT Ibiza, Volvo V40 and VW Polo, which are made available to customers who face a delay of up to six weeks. To date, over 2,000 Tusker drivers have taken advantage of the scheme. 

Iain Carmichael, chief commercial officer for Tusker, commented: “It is always frustrating when you have ordered your new car and have to wait several weeks for it to be delivered, but such is the demand for so many popular models that manufacturers often have long lead times. In this instance, our priority has to be to keep employees mobile and StopGap cars have proved to be the ideal solution. So much so that we have had to increase the size of the fleet several times in the two years since we launched it and now have over 100 cars in regular use by our customers.” 

SS4C drivers can request a StopGap car for up to three months, which comes with fully comprehensive business motor insurance, maintenance and breakdown cover. The cars are paid for and delivered directly to the driver so there’s no administrative burden for their employer.

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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.