Contract Hire for the Public Sector

With a history stretching back 42 years, Essential Fleet Services understand that the Public Sector, and local authorities in particular, are facing increasing challenges as financial pressures grow, public expectations rise, and councils have the challenge of planning the capability to respond. 

There’s a constant review of what constitutes core and non-core activity for local authorities. The drive for efficiency, while maintaining standards, has often been seen as a trade-off. When it comes to the delivery of front line services, and the vehicles that support them, this challenge requires new thinking to overcome the problem. 

Helping you to get the most from your fleet and adapt to changing operational needs

Vehicle for contract hire within the public sector

Working with approximately 10% of the UK’s councils Essential Fleet Services provide a model that works in partnership with our customers to achieve innovative funding and maintenance solutions, delivering safe and compliant fleets that achieve cost savings whilst raising standards.

Our competitive contract hire funding solutions for LCV’s, LGV’s, RCV’s and Specialist Vehicles, provide a solution that allow councils to make the best use of the funding available to it, locking in long term competitive interest rates. As one of the largest providers of specialist vehicles in the UK Essential have unrivalled buying power that is reflected in market leading contract hire rentals.

Contract Hire funding is just one aspect of running a public sector fleet, equally important are the effective management and maintenance of the fleet. See below to read more about our public sector maintenance and workshop management solutions.

Additional solutions to support your fleet 

Also available to councils are our sale and leaseback solution, rental solutions (see below) and our outsourced model. 

Outsourced fleet management – an alternative to the status quo. 

An outsourced model provides day-to-day management and maintenance of the fleet. It ensures the right specialist vehicles are available when needed, that the service is flexible, safe and fully compliant and that it’s supported by the most environmentally-friendly and fuel efficient vehicles offered on a longer-term contract hire or short-term rental basis.

Typically fleet costs, behind staff budgets, can be one of the biggest areas of expenditure for a council. At Essential Fleet Services we utilise our 42 years experience and knowledge of specialist vehicle funding and fleet management to identify where cost savings can be made and where best practice is not being followed. 

We’re able to quickly deploy a team of highly trained staff to mobilise the contract and ensure our best practice of managing workshop facilities is quickly transferred to our customers. We offer the buying power of well developed relationships with our strategic supply chain and longstanding experience of setting up and managing vehicle maintenance facilities. 

Essential Fleet have relationships with 43 councils throughout the UK for the provision of contract hire, workshop management, maintenance and rental solutions. Enquire today to discover how we can support you with the cost effective, compliant and innovative running of your specialist vehicle fleet.