DHL Inside Track has landed a multi-year contract with Ford Fleet Management, to manage the preparation and transport of leased vehicles.

Ford Fleet Management, a joint venture between Ford and ALD Automotive, specialises in offering medium to long-term flexible leasing and fleet management for light commercial and passenger vehicles.

DHL Inside Track, which specialises in sales support to automotive OEM's, will be responsible for managing bookings, vehicle preparation and delivering to the customer, as well as collection and “in-life” refurbishment. The company will host the logistics process almost entirely online.

The operation will be run out of a dedicated fleet management facility in Alconbury, Cambridgeshire.

John Wright, MD of Ford Fleet Management said: “We chose Inside Track partly because of its finished vehicle, fleet automotive and direct to consumer experience but also because it felt like a partnership right from the start.

“We have ambitious growth plans and we’re confident the team has the capability and capacity to help us achieve them.”

Jim Cleary, head of DHL Inside Track added: “Ford Fleet Management is an exciting new business, offering customers access to industry leading vehicles through a simple, intuitive online experience.

“As well as being able to provide a specialist facility and an experienced team that knows the finished vehicle and fleet industry inside out, we are pleased to be able to leverage our B2c e-commerce experience to change fleet leasing for the better.”