BT Group has taken delivery of 5,000 new vehicles comprised of Fiat, Ford, Vauxhall and Iveco models with a combined value of £80m.
BT Fleet handled delivery of the vehicles, and the majority will be used for Openreach, which maintains the UK’s local access network – the fibre, cables and wires that run from homes and businesses to their local exchange. Other vehicles fitted with new BT Sport livery have been deployed in BT Ireland, BT Business and other smaller units within the BT Group.
A further 145 specialist cabling vans are awaiting Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) sign-off. These vans will used in the installation of fibre broadband for Openreach’s more than £3 billion programme across the UK.
Delivery of the vehicles was completed within five months, with 300 deliveries per month. BT Fleet created 12 hubs located across the UK to inspect the new vehicles and hand them over to drivers. The hubs also decommissioned the old vehicles to prepare them for sale at auction.