Castle Minibus and BT Fleet Solutions to deliver over 10,000 vehicle checks to UK schools and colleges
Castle Minibus and BT Fleet Solutions are partnering to improve the safety of school vehicles across the UK.
As part of the new contract, BT Fleet Solutions will provide over 10,000 safety inspections, pre-MOT checks and MOT collect-and-returns across the UK for Castle Minibus, utilising BT Fleet Solutions’ 50+ mobile engineers.
Castle Minibus is a trusted advisor to over 2,000 UK independent and state schools and is leading the industry in terms of safety & compliance, driver training, vehicle sales, hire and leasing.
Chris Maynard, managing director of Castle Minibus, commented: “Schools operating under a Section 19 Permit are required to have ten-week safety inspections for vehicles under 12 years old, every six weeks for older vehicles, as well as MOTs and regular servicing, so it’s imperative we have a dependable partner that can deliver these inspections on-site and within the required time-scales.We are very pleased to be working with BT Fleet Solutions who is able to deliver the 10,000+ visits a year needed to help our schools keep their minibuses compliant and their staff and precious cargo safe.”
For the Castle Minibus fleet now under BT Fleet Solutions’ care this will mean improved safety, better compliance reporting and reduced vehicle off the road time (VoR). The partnership between Castle and BT Fleet Solutions delivers a nationwide solution offering a consistently high standard right across the UK.
Henry Brace, managing director of BT Fleet Solutions, commented on the new relationship: “It is fantastic to be working with Castle Minibus, who are one of the UK’s market leaders in the education sector. We are proud to be providing a service to improve the safety and compliance of the UK’s school vehicles.”