Whistl enters fleet management agreement with Zenith

UK delivery company Whistl has announced plans to replace its current fleet of vans with over 100 Mercedes Sprinter and Vitos vans in a deal worth £3 million with fleet management company Zenith.

According to Whistl this move will cut fleet costs by nearly 25%. Zenith helps build LCV fleets to a company’s needs and provides a full service package that minimises vehicle downtime and ensures that the vehicles are doing what they should when they should with advanced vehicle tracking systems.

Whistl has equipped its fleet with an Isotrack tracking system that is the same as the one being used in Whistl’s fleet of HGVs. This will ensure that the management systems at base do not have to be duplicated as would happen should they use a different system.

According to the delivery company, the tracking system will provide better visibility of collection and deliveries as well as improving the fleet’s fuel economy. Additionally the Isotrack system is used by the Operations team to track arrivals of LCVs and HGVs into depots and this helps with the processing of mail.

The roll out of the new fleet has already begin across the Whistl network, and should be completed by September.

Nick Wells, CEO Whistl, said: “We are committed to investing in our business to improve efficiency and the quality of service we provide to customers.  I look forward to seeing the new fleet on the roads in the coming weeks.”

Fuel costs are a major part of delivery business’s overheads and a drive to newer, more efficient vehicles will help Whistl reduce costs in what is after all a very competitive industry.