BT Fleet will provide full account management; incorporating vehicle scheduling, service, maintenance and repair, hire services, breakdown services, administrative and legislative management, and access to training and support services. Access to a local garage is also provided.
Taunton Deane Borough Council is the local authority responsible for the delivery of services to both Taunton Deane and West Somerset’s residents and visitors, providing such functions as housing, council tax collection, environmental health, benefits, and street and toilet cleaning, amongst others.
Commenting on the contract renewal, Chris Hall, assistant director of operations at Taunton Deane Borough Council, said: “Outsourcing our fleet management to a partner we can trust means we can save a considerable amount of time and achieve significant cost savings.
“BT Fleet identifies the needs of our fleet on a day-to-day basis and ensures that vehicle downtime is kept to a minimum. This helps to ensure that our programme of works can flow as planned, without interruption. This collaborative working arrangement provides tangible operating benefits to all, which underscores how well the partnership is working.
“Since we started working with BT Fleet in 2011, we have made substantial improvements to time and cost efficiencies and we are looking forward to seeing how these results improve even further over the next four years,” he added.