The increasing demand for vehicle flexibility at a
competitive rate coupled with changing employment conditions and tightening
duty of care legislation has resulted in Activa Contracts launching Rental
The fast-growing vehicle leasing and fleet management
company has developed Rental Plus to enable fleets to hire cars and vans for 84
days or more and return them at any time without penalty.
The flexible mini-lease programme has been developed and
launched so customer vehicle demand for a wide range of immediate requirements
can be met.
Typically that could include:
provision for new staff during the completion of a probationary period of
new business win and employees assigned to the contract requiring
immediate vehicle support
without the benefit of a company car requiring a vehicle for a specific
period of time
requiring a vehicle while working on secondment to a UK-based business
from sister companies located elsewhere in the world
demands, particularly for temporary sales staff recruited to launch new
products and to manage regional or national product promotions
undergoing change perhaps as a result of a takeover or due to a major
fleet review and a hold being put on new vehicle orders
- As a
stop-gap measure for employees between the disposal of their current
company car and prior to them taking delivery of their new vehicle.
Activa Contracts, the Milton
Keynes-based division of Arnold Clark Finance, is able to source vehicles
to meet customer requirements through Rental Plus with seven days’ notice.
Sales director Lisa Temperton said: “Through Rental Plus,
Activa Contracts is able to tailor a vehicle solution at a moment’s notice to
meet individual customer needs.
“Rental Plus bridges the gap between traditional daily
rental and leasing delivering vehicle hire flexibility at competitive rental
rates without fear of any penalty. Rental Plus provides a rapid mobility
facility to meet an urgent requirement.”
Ms Temperton added: “Rental Plus could be used by employers
to meet a wide range of job requirements and negates any need for employees to
use their own cars on business which can prove to be an expensive alternative
due to mileage reimbursement. Equally it is administratively inefficient,
particularly from a duty of care viewpoint.”