This article is written by our channel sponsor, Tusker.
Following the hugely successful launch of Tusker’s StopGap car scheme in 2012, providing drivers with the use of a car while they wait for their new salary sacrifice car to be delivered, the company has had to increase the size of the StopGap fleet to more than 100 vehicles.
With vehicle lead times frequently out of Tusker’s control, the company decided to launch the innovative StopGap scheme to keep employees mobile while they await delivery of their new salary sacrifice car.
Tusker’s StopGap cars have consisted of a range of both automatic and manual vehicles including the SEAT Ibiza, the Volvo V40 and the VW Polo, which are made available to customers who face a delay of up to six weeks. To date, more than 2,000 Tusker drivers have taken advantage of this innovative scheme.
Iain Carmichael, chief commercial officer for Tusker, commented: “It is always frustrating when you have ordered your new car and have to wait several weeks for it to be delivered, but such is the demand for so many popular models that manufacturers often have long lead times. In this instance, our priority has to be to keep employees mobile and StopGap cars have proved to be the ideal solution. So much so that we have had to increase the size of the fleet several times in the two years since we launched it and now have more than 100 cars in regular use by our customers.”
SS4C drivers can request a StopGap car for up to three months, which comes with fully comprehensive business motor insurance, maintenance and breakdown cover. The cars are paid for and delivered directly to the driver so there’s no administrative burden for their employer.