Jacques-Ghislain Burel’s testimony

With contract hire, we can manage our NGV fleet so that it’s always up to date and gives optimal environmental performance.

Jacque-Ghislain Burel #ichooseleasing season 2

To be competitive in goods transportation, there’s no real secret. You have to provide a high quality, responsive service to all your customers, at all times. Most carriers will talk about their quality and speed. But at ULS, we quickly realised that our customers were facing new challenges, and that we could help.

There’s a very simple idea at the heart of our environmental commitment. By reducing the carbon footprint of our journeys, we help our customers reduce theirs as well, because we’re the final link in their production chain. To meet this responsibility, we need a fleet at the cutting edge of environmental performance, and that requires significant regular investments. This is where contract hire, offered by BNP Paribas Rental Solutions Trucks, comes into play.

With this finance solution, we can upgrade our fleet in line with the highest environmental standards, outperforming our competitors. 80% of our vehicles already meet the EURO 6 standard (January 2014) and we’ve halved the service life of vehicles before they’re replaced. We get new light vehicles every 24 months (compared to 36 to 48 months for our competitors), and new heavy vehicles every 48 months (compared to 60 to 80 months).

Thanks to contract hire, we also have access to technology that we’d never be able to consider using a traditional finance model. For example, there’s no French market for used NGVs (Natural Gas Vehicles), so it would be impossible to sell our vehicles on. But with contract hire, we can manage our NGV fleet so that it’s always up to date and gives optimal environmental performance. That means we can keep our promise to our customers.

Jacques-Ghislain BUREL
Sales Manager, ULS / Part of GSET Group
Goods transportation – Rouen (France)