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Ford wins latest AA fleet contract

Date: 12 August 2014   |   Author:

Ford has won a contract with the AA to supply 343 Transit Custom vans for its fleet of patrol vehicles.

Ford already supplies vehicles to the AA but the new deal will raise Ford's share of the 2100-vehicle AA patrol fleet to more than 50%. Ford said it won the contract after exhaustive analysis of the Transit Custom's whole-life running costs. Ford also supplies 3000 vehicles to the AA's driving school.

Sarah Dopson, AA head of fleet, said: "We looked at all the usual factors - acquisition price, depreciation, servicing and maintenance costs, running costs including fuel economy - and the Transit Custom came out top.

"Deliveries of the new vehicles will be complete by November, in time for our busiest period for call-outs."

Prior to delivery, the Transit Custom vans - a mix of 310 and 330 L1 models - will undergo conversion at a vehicle preparation specialist, which includes fitment of the AA's new contract recovery trailer to allow the partial lift and recovery of broken-down vehicles, a dual battery system, specialist racking systems and the AA's distinctive yellow livery.