LOW Cost Vans is aiming to look after its commercial vehicle customers throughout their van lease or finance lifecycle period.
The Neath broker has just unveiled two fleet service products: a maintenance programme and a fleet management offer, called Drive Assure, that’s free to customers. It includes a driver smart phone app.
The new vehicle maintenance programme covers all service parts and labour costs, maintenance and repairs, breakdown cover and the cost of replacement tyres, plus MOTs if required.
Low Cost Vans says the maintenance product will help ease cashflow for its business customers thanks to easy budgeting.
Drive Assure fleet management
In addition, there’s a new fleet management service, called Drive Assure. This service allows companies with large commercial vehicle fleets to easily track the management of their vehicles. Low Cost Vans says the service will ensure vehicles remain safe, roadworthy, insured and with a current MOT at all times.
The service includes a daily prompt for drivers to inspect the basic condition of the vehicle before driving it, MOT reminders, mileage input reminders, and a dedicated helpline for accident management.
As a company, we have grown steadily in our core business of making commercial vehicles available to companies and individuals across the UK, keeping businesses on the road and the economy moving in the process. These new services are a natural extension of that. Instead of only having contact with our customers at the start and end of the lifecycle of a vehicle, we will now become their long-term partner, ensuring their vehicles are always roadworthy and taking the hassle out of managing a fleet of vehicles.Rod Lloyd, managing director, Low Cost Vans
Lloyd added that the broker had grown rapidly in the past 12 months, recruiting an additional 10 staff including a new analyst, a new head of marketing and a new director of compliance. It was also preparing to recruit a further eight new employees.
The van specialist has also branched out into car leasing with the launch of First National Cars and First Electric Vehicles in 2020.
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