James Gysin

Dawsongroup has appointed James Gysin as general manager for national and key accounts at its truck and trailer operation.

Gysin was previously general manager for the company’s southern region, made up of 13 Dawsongroup truck and trailer branches. There he worked closely with the Crown Commercial Services, which had major contract successes with the MOD, NHS and Highways England.

In his new role he will take on responsibility for Dawsongroup’s central rental desk, which functions as an external fleet management department for a number of key account customers.

Prices and vehicle profiles are agreed centrally, allowing major operators’ individual branches to call this single point, without further approvals, to arrange trucks and trailers to suit local demands.

Gysin said “It's an essential service for some of our largest national accounts, who need control and uniformity of their truck and trailer rental process across a disparate range of operating sites. Our central rental desk integrates with their procurement functions to ensure efficient implementation of preferred supplier policies.

“As important, it ensures compliance with both their own internal best practice requirements as well as prescribed DVSA responsibilities. Our customers enjoy a simple, efficient rental process that eliminates any danger of locally arranged hires compromising their national compliance performance.”