Even the most highly specialised of businesses cannot help but take on some of those peripheral jobs and contracts which operate just on the border of their main scope of business. Construction is one such field, wherein a company could be specialising solely on the construction of buildings for instance, but when say a lucrative public infrastructure contract is made available to them, they simply cannot help but pass it up.


Sometimes, highly customised vehicles are required to carry out certain tasks and ensure projects are completed on time, and in these circumstances the need to access them at short notice is paramount.

One key area where specialist vehicles are required is construction, with a variety of extras that can help to increase vehicles’ capabilities and ensure conformity with legal requirements. Racking, beacons and chapter 8 livery are all commonly requested for these vehicles, and this extends to a range of sectors, including utilities, telecoms and rail.

A particular Northgate customer required a significant increase in its fleet numbers following the awarding of a new contract that saw employee figures quadruple and so naturally that type of capacity has to be catered for without the company having to make permanent changes to their existing tools and structures, such as customisation to their existing fleet of vehicles. Adding all of these specialised customisations to an owned vehicle to create a high-end upgrade can prove expensive and, when spread across an entire fleet, the outlay may even outweigh the benefit of taking on a contract or project requiring something like a semi-cap.

Northgate Removes all the hassle

Regardless of the customer’s specific requirements, Northgate can work out a rate that suits the customer, with no upfront cost and a range of benefits that make sure the customer enjoys peace of mind.

As well as having a fully maintained vehicle through an all-inclusive service, maintenance and repair offering, downtime is minimised; when the vehicle goes off the road, work is able to be carried out at a nationwide network of wholly owned and warranty approved workshops.

For fleet managers, it helps to take away a degree of pain by enabling them to plan in the start of a new contract and not incur new costs until the contract starts, which would usually be a major cost burden.

Northgate helps to remove the hassle, with a dedicated team that can be consulted about requirements beforehand and answer questions about anything from minimum compliance specifications to industry-specific queries, which means customers can hit the ground running on the first day of the contract.

The range of options and flexibility available means that focus and finances can be diverted to other parts of the business, as Northgate takes away the headache and provides peace of mind.

High end does not need to mean high cost – flexible long-term van rental and leasing can provide transparency over costs and delivery and help to ensure that customer demands are met.

Contact Northgate to find out about flexible and long-term van rental and leasing today.