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Strategic Alliances benefit energy company

A U.S.-based multinational energy company needed a comprehensive solution to align 150+ decentralized company-run van pools, offered as an employee transportation benefit. With no direct business owner assigned to the overall operation, the customer turned to Element as a trusted resource for vehicle sourcing, management assistance, consolidated billing and delivery of a consistent employee experience.

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Element conducted interviews with the certified van pool drivers and management to fully understand the usage and requirements of the vehicles needed to transport employees. The customer needed 150+ passenger vans equipped with specific amenities. The customer wanted Element directly involved as a business partner, to work with them to source and manage the units. In order to deliver the solution the customer wanted, Element Strategic Alliances brought in Enterprise, a national rental and leasing company, to provide the required vans as long-term rentals.

Fleet profile

Industry

  • Energy

Total Fleet Size

  • 5,500

Fleet Type

  • Service fleet

Services Utilized

Results

  • Customer retains single point of contact for all fleets within their business, including this van pool, with consolidated billing through Element
  • Vans are billed as long-term rental units, allowing the flexibility to scale up or down as needed, with no idle vehicles
  • An established two-year replacement schedule ensures the quality of the vans and consistency of the employee benefit, which is critical to the company’s goals
  • Vehicles are fully maintained by Enterprise; pulled out of service with replacement van rotated into pool

Enterprise also brought an added benefit to the company’s employees called a “Guaranteed Ride Home.” Any employee utilizing the van pool can be immediately provided with a rental vehicle in case of an emergency, where the employee needed a vehicle right away and could not ride home in the van pool.

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