Welcome to Essential Fleet Services - the UK’s leading provider of specialist fleet management

Contract Hire

Essential Fleet Services provide LCV, HGV and specialist vehicle contract hire to over 40 local authorities and a range of corporate organisations in the utilities, construction, rail, highways and waste industries. For over 40 years we’ve delivered cost effective specialist fleet funding solutions to our customers.

Commercial Sector Public Sector
Contract Hire<br>Solutions

Maintenance &
Workshop Management

A core part of our service provision is the safe, compliant and cost effective maintenance of a wide range of vehicles, everything from car derived vans to HGV’s and specialist vehicles, delivered by our 15 in-house workshops and 60+ approved service partners. For our local authority partners we provide workshop management services to drive efficiencies and increase productivity.

Commercial Sector Public Sector
Maintenance &<br>Workshop Management


With Essential Rental Solutions you’ll gain access to the largest network of short and medium term rental vehicle providers. With over 200 different vehicle types and over 150k assets available to book our buying power means you can be sure of a great deal as well as a quick delivery. Check out our rental offers for market leading rates on our owned RCVs, available to order now!

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Our range of vehicles

About Essential

Essential People

Delivering value and service excellence to our customers is at the forefront of everything we do. Our team is 156 strong and we’re passionate about specialist vehicles, whether it’s their supply and maintenance or rental and compliance. We work in partnership with our customers, building trust, delivering innovation and being excellent at what we do. Our employees work as a team, celebrating success and communicating in an open, respectful and honest way. 

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Essential Business

Essential Fleet Services provide specialist vehicle contract hire, fleet management, daily rental, workshop management and outsourced maintenance to 43 local authorities and a range of corporate organisations in the utilities, highways, construction, rail and waste industries. For over 40 years we have delivered safe, compliant and cost effective specialist fleet solutions to our customers.

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Blog & News

Did you know we also do….minibuses?

Essential Fleet are the UK’s leading provider of specialist vehicle contract hire, maintenance and rental solutions to the…

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Awards & Accreditations

Essential Fleet Services are pleased to announce that we have been awarded the very latest International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) accreditations for both Quality, 9001;2015 and Environmental, 14001; 2015 by ISOQAR UKAS.

The award of the very latest 2015 versions of these two highly recognised certifications demonstrates the significant ongoing commitment and investment of the Essential business in delivering the very best service to our customers across both the Public and Private sectors. 

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