Leasing and fleet management company Traction Finance has adopted the ServicePoint platform to manage SMR across its 1,800-vehicle contract hire and leasing fleet. 

ServicePoint is an SMR management platform introduced by Allstar Business Solutions in 2017, created using technology from Epyx’s 1link Service Network. Both companies are part of Fleetcor.

ServicePoint is an online portal designed for businesses that maintain privately managed company vehicles. The portal enables those businesses to take control over where  vehicles are serviced, repaired and maintained, what they pay and what work is done. 

Free of charge and available with or without an Allstar fuel card, it offers a network of suppliers with negotiated discounts, access to technical expertise, price validation technology and all paperwork reduced to a single invoice.

Traction Finance operations director Sam Green said: “A large proportion of our vehicles are leased with maintenance, including all routine servicing as well as consumables such as tyres and brakes, which creates quite a sizeable management task. 

“Through adopting ServicePoint, we are aiming to make enhancements in all areas of SMR operations, using the system to take greater control, delivering better service at lower cost.” 

Green said coverage offered by 5,500 providers through ServicePoint across the UK and Northern Ireland was a major attraction.

He said: “Our customers are quite widespread, so geographical coverage is a key point for us.

“We need to be able to provide SMR where and when people need it.”

Epyx head of business development Marc Lees (pictured) said: “We’re very pleased to be working with Traction Finance, who have a highly professional approach to fleet management. 

“It is great to be able to support their customers across Northern Ireland and the UK mainland.”