Independent CV repairer Sapphire Vehicle Services has launched a fleet management division, which it said would allow operators to concentrate on what they do best.

“For many companies, owning and operating a fleet is not their core business,” said Sapphire’s head of fleet services, Paul West (pictured). “Those who make or build products need to get their goods to their customers, for example – but their expertise tends to be in manufacturing not distribution.

“By allowing Sapphire Fleet Services to take over the management of their entire delivery operation, they can rest easy in the knowledge that not only are their vehicles being deployed with optimum efficiency and safety, they are also guaranteed to be legally compliant.”

The company said it could take over the responsibility for maintaining trucks or vans of any size, including all service planning and MOT scheduling, vehicle inspections and DVSA tests, as well as looking after account management, reporting of KPIs, road fund renewals and even taking on existing drivers and support staff via TUPE regulations.

“By adding a full fleet management service to the packages we offer, Sapphire is becoming a true one-stop shop for everything truck and van operators need,” West added.