Fleet Alliance has replaced the bulk of the 70-strong van fleet of insurance and construction outsourced service provider CET, and been appointed by media company Archant to build its green agenda.

Fleet Alliance has managed the CET fleet since 2007. When CET began considering new vans, Fleet Alliance provided a number of demonstration models, which resulted in the company choosing two different marques for its two main vehicle using divisions: material testing and site investigations.

The former selected Ford Transit Connects plus five Ford Ranger 4X4s, while the site investigations team chose the Vauxhall Movano panel van.

All the vans were heavily customised including racking, ply lining, false floors, wash hand basins, LED light bars, beacons, forward facing cameras and satellite navigation.

The vehicles were funded by three year/90,000 miles contract hire packages with a pooled mileage facility to avoid excess mileage charges. Funders were selected by Fleet Alliance using competitive tendering to select the most cost competitive leasing rates from a panel of preferred funders.

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Archant, meanwhile, has appointed Fleet Alliance to cut costs, build on its green agenda and improve driver support across its fleet of more than 330 company cars.

The company operates around 80% job need cars, mainly for sales and editorial staff, and 20% management cars for editors, sales, circulation and marketing managers and directors.

As part of an ongoing environmental and sustainability initiative, the company incentivises all its staff who are eligible for a company car to select the lowest carbon-emitting vehicles in return for the payment of a green bonus.

Take-up of the incentivised green option is currently running at over 30% amongst job need staff and contributes to average CO2 emissions across the whole Archant fleet of just 99.6g/km.

Fleet Alliance said it is looking to build on Archant’s existing green record through a number of new environmental moves, including the proposed introduction of petrol-electric and diesel-electric hybrids, and pure electric vehicles for fleet.