Rivus has been providing fleet management services to National Grid since 2006, being consistently appointed through competitive tenders over the last two decades. The latest contract award will see the fleet management partnership with National Grid, operating a substantial fleet of over 2,000 vehicles, comprising of LCVs, HGVs, trailers and plant, extended until 2030.
It will incorporate accident management and vehicle build, as well as Rivus mobile technicians delivering in-house service, repair and maintenance (SMR), rather than using a third party.
Rivus CEO David Myers says: “Our mobile remote maintenance teams will be working directly on National Grid substations. Members of the Rivus team are undertaking ‘specialist person’ training, which enables our technicians to safely work unsupervised on National Grid sites. This offers enhanced health and safety benefits for security, protection and compliance as well as added convenience.”
National Grid has ambitions of becoming 100% net zero by 2030. Lorna McAtear, fleet manager at National Grid, has been instrumental in developing their sustainability strategy. She adds: “It is important for us to partner with a fleet management provider that can help us achieve National Grid’s ambition to move to an all-electric fleet. As Rivus can service and maintain our fleet through its in-house network, of which 70% already has capacity for EV, that’s real added value for us to support achieving our aims.”
Rivus has more than 1,300 employees, manages within its garages in excess of 200,000 service bookings each year and operates from 78 sites nationwide through its LCV and HGV specialist combined Garage Network. It also has over 500 Rivus Approved Garage Partners and a UK wide team of mobile technicians equipped to support fleet managers with the transition to electric vehicles.