ViaVan partners with Avis Budget Group alongside Milton Keynes launch
ViaVan plans to leverage Avis Budget Group’s ‘Fleet Management as a Service’ capability to reduce costs and streamline operation.
Avis Budget Group has announced a new partnership with ViaVan as it launches a pilot of its on-demand shared transport service in Milton Keynes.
It has been agreed that Avis Budget Group will provide eight-seater vans for ViaVan’s Milton Keynes launch, as well as a weekly mobile wash-and-clean service.
Through the ViaVan app, passengers are matched in real time with other riders who are travelling in the same direction, sharing their trip in a professionally-chauffeured van.
This collaboration marks another Avis Budget Group partnership as it evolves its business to meet the opportunities presented by a future where mobility could be completely connected, integrated, on demand, shared and delivered to both consumers and businesses as a service.
Mark Servodidio, President, International Avis Budget Group, said: “With over 70 years’ experience managing fleets and delivering compelling mobility solutions to customers and businesses, we are excited to announce our partnership with ViaVan as it brings its shared transport service to Milton Keynes. Working with like-minded, innovative companies, who help deliver meaningful mobility is in our DNA, our collaboration with ViaVan enables us to partner with another best-in-class provider in the UK for the benefit of customers and businesses.”
Chris Snyder, CEO, ViaVan, said: “Avis Budget Group’s ability to help us drive down the cost of fleet vehicle procurement and ongoing operational services enables us to focus on our core mission for this initiative, which is to bring our on-demand shared transportation service to Milton Keynes, providing residents with a convenient, affordable and congestion-reducing mobility alternative.”