Rivervale Leasing spearhead duty of care fleet management provision for Acosta Europe


Acosta Europe is using the ODO fleet management system via Rivervale Leasing to enhance its duty of care to its drivers.

Acosta Europe partnered with Rivervale and ODO to enhance safety, usability and management for its fleet users. How have they done this? Rivervale has provided a ‘fit to drive’ digital process for Acosta drivers before they get in their vehicles going through a checklist of compliance such as accidents, damage, vehicle condition and drivers alcohol consumption within the last 24 hours.

Acosta Europe works predominantly in supermarkets and convenience stores, using data and insights to grow sales of household brands such as Nestlé, Heineken and Kraft Heinz. To improve and develop their vehicle fleet operation they reached out to Rivervale, whose work in this area is underpinned by ODO. The system used enables both businesses and leasing brokers to monitor and understand the use of vehicles, providing critical management data at any time, including both combustion engines and electric vehicles scrutiny.

Justin Rigden, group operations director at Acosta Europe, said:

“Fleet is a vital tool in delivering our service offering, with hundreds of our team relying on it to achieve their goals every day. The safety of our team is paramount and we were looking for a partner that could enhance safety, usability and management for all of our fleet users. We are pleased to partner with Rivervale and ODO Fleet Management to deliver this.”

Robert Gorby, chief commercial officer of Drive, added:

“The Rivervale / Acosta Europe ecosystem demonstrates the efficiency of ODO to its best advantage. ODO delivers peace of mind, lower fleet costs and more time to businesses like Acosta. Our easy-to-use app delivers vital management information, particularly during the current situation and in advance of the expected transition from ICE to EVs.”

Jaymie Stanbrook, fleet manager at Rivervale Leasing, added:

"Rivervale’s commitment to support our customers is at the heart of our business. We seek to understand their needs in order to fulfill them. Having a reliable, safe fleet is a vital part of Acosta Europe’s ability to deliver for their clients. Our ability to support that work is critical to our own progress. ODO provides the tools which allow both Acosta Europe and Rivervale to focus on providing what our customers need and the peace of mind that this process is managed effectively."

Rivervale have seen huge growth within their Fleet offering, much of down to Jaymie’s key connections in the industry and tenacity to solve client’s problems. Rivervale’s offering includes short term lease, hire and rental, transition to electric as well as drivercare. If you operate a vehicle fleet and need impartial free advice get in touch with Jaymie Stanbrook.