Rivus renews Defra contract

Rivus has renewed its servicing, inspection, maintenance and repair contract with Defra Group Fleet Services (DGFS).

The agreement covers approximately 1,500 commercial vehicles and will be effective for a further three years, with options to extend it until 2029.

The Rivus network includes 78 independently owned garages capable of servicing complex LCV and HGV fleets, EV-ready technicians and mobile repair services. Further, the Rivus Insights and Rivus Vehicle Check App (VCA) will help deliver tangible fleet operational efficiencies and reductions in fleet disruption.

Lara Bailey, strategic relationship manager at Rivus, said: “We are so excited to have re-secured the new commercial fleet contract with Defra. With such a varied and largely rural-based fleet, including HGVs and LCVs across all manufacturers, we’re proud to offer a nationwide garage network as well as Rivus Mobile, where we can carry out SMR and MOTs on-site.

“The Vehicle Check App, initially for HGVs, enables streamlining of servicing, advanced notice of defects and means that the workshop can plan part ordering and allocate correct time for servicing. This significantly reduces vehicle off-road time, as well as ensures HGV fleet operators are completing their legally required vehicle safety checks.”