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Public Sector from Northgate

Flexible fleet solutions for the public sector.

Northgate has created a range of innovative solutions to meet the ever changing and evolving requirements of fleet within the Public Sector.

With over 30 years’ experience of working in both the private and public sectors, Northgate Vehicle Hire has a solution to meet your needs. Our success stems from an in-depth understanding of vehicles and fleet, along with the often complex tendering policies associated with public sector procurement.

Our true strength lies in our ability to work in partnership with the public sector to fuse the stringent compliance and conformance needs of public sector with the flexibility and commercial acumen and control of the private sector.

Why choose Northgate?

Benefits of the Northgate fleet:

  • Largest available fleet of Light Commercial Vehicles in the UK
  • National geographic requirement delivered locally
  • Latest most fuel efficient and eco friendly fleet
  • Investing in your communities through locally employed resource
  • IRTEC licensed mechanics
  • Sustainable business practices
  • A credible partner with a proven track record
  • Real partnering solutions - funding and support with associated costs/risks
  • One Stop Shop

Investment by Northgate means that you can significantly reduce your operating costs and transfer the risk of ownership, while at the same time maintaining and improving your service provision to the local community. Northgate’s fleet of brand new Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles are built and equipped so that they will meet the challenging needs of transport disadvantaged groups in UK communities.

Fleet Management

Northgate recognise the need to have clear visibility and control of all aspects of fleet and associated cost. Fleet Dynamix is our bespoke real time fleet management software package that enables you to control your fleet comprehensively. All assets can be managed on this simple proactive .NET based platform including fleet, fuel, associated costs, drivers, damage, and downtime.

At Northgate Vehicle Hire we believe that control equals compliance and the system can deliver a real view of owned, contracted fleet, hired in fleet and other plant based assets.

Wheelchair Accessible Buses from Northgate Public Sector

In the current economic climate, Public Sector organisations are being scrutinised on their allocation of capital and expenditure and one large area of concern is future, cost effective provision of community transport. Most councils own their own wheelchair accessible bus fleet or have funding through banks and finance houses in the form of operating leases. As a direct result of the significant investment needed to procure these vehicles these arrangements often mean the lifetime of vehicles can be up to 12 years.

With a long life cycle, many councils face the problem of spiralling maintenance costs and increasing down-time which has a negative impact on front line services. In some of the worst cases, vehicles still tied to operating leases are being left idle because of these costs and the excessive termination penalties imposed by the finance providers.