A reliable partner for Options Energy

Overview

Company:

Options Energy

Sector:

Utilities

Supply requirements:

Commercial vehicles

Fleet size:

7 vans; 4 cars

Options Energy operates a flexible fleet, with up to 21 cars and vans on hire

Options Energy wanted a trustworthy flexible rental provider that provided reliable vehicles and used quality materials when making bespoke alterations. To meet its needs, the company chose Reflex Vehicle Hire


Options is one of the UK's fastest growing independent civil engineering contracting companies serving the utility sector.

Its clients include many of the biggest and most respected utility companies in the UK, including BT, Virgin Media, Scottish and Southern Energy, Telent and Thames Water.

For transport and plant manager Martin Walters, it’s vital that suppliers deliver on their promises because Options Energy’s work is key to its clients providing great service to their millions of customers.

As part of its fleet requirements, Options Energy sources light commercial vehicles and cars from Reflex Vehicle Hire, including double-cab pick-ups and dropside long wheelbase vans.

With its vehicles used to support groundworks, excavations, cable laying and a variety of other engineering projects, the vehicles need to meet standards set by clients and regulators alike regarding street works, with additional specification ranging from reflective decals and lightbars to tow bars.

Vehicles may be required at short notice for delivery throughout its base in the south east or nationwide, while its fleet size is likely to change depending on the list of projects its clients are trying to complete.

Therefore, flexibility and high service levels are key.

Martin said:

The vehicles are not far off standard and it’s not a very complex fleet, but Reflex are very easy to deal with and they use quality materials for alterations such as racking and partitions, which not all companies do.

They listen to what you want and they deliver it at a competitive price. There are no empty promises.

As a business, Options Energy is passionate about health and safety for both its workforce and members of the public.

Performance is monitored daily throughout the company and there is a business-wide target of zero accidents.

In achieving this aim within the fleet, technology has an important role to play and Options Energy is making use of dashcam and telematics technology fitted to Reflex vehicles as part of our Driive with Reflex modular risk management service that offers ‘safety as standard’.

A key focus is Option Energy’s traffic management vehicles, which are on the frontline when it comes to preparing for street works and controlling traffic flow.

The system ensures that vehicles are always operated safely, while dashcam footage provides valuable evidence of any additional training requirements to improve driving standards and increase awareness of on-road risks.

Martin added:

We have been using Reflex Vehicle Hire for about six months and I am happy to endorse them.