Investment in Vehicle Fleet
Continual investment in improving the service Astra can offer its customers has always been a fundamental value of the company. Modernising our processes and reducing our costs so that we can keep our prices low is just one of the ways we like to do this. That’s why we’ve invested over £250,000 in new vehicle fleet to improve efficiency and reduce our environmental footprint.
The new fleet of Mitsubishi Canters, Nissan Cab-stars and Nissan service vans are all designed to carry the hire fleet in the most efficient way possible; this includes fully equipped tool boxes for onsite breakdowns and fully compliant Cross Rail and FORS decals. The vehicles represent signigficant savings in fuel and also in downtime due to servicing intervals.
These fleet additions also enable us to provide a fully ‘nationwide’ service and support function. GPS tracking allows the most efficient deployment of resources across the vehicle fleet and the Nissan Cabstar delivery vehicles use a clever combination of design layout and the latest Euro5 diesel engines to save up to 10% of our annual fuel consumption. In addition all drivers will undertake additional non mandatory training in accordance with the FORS accreditation to help improve vehicle safety and increase their environmental awareness.