Given the rise of mobility-focused technology, the manner in which people take care of their transportation needs is changing. And the same could be said for companies with vehicle fleets.
Along those lines, LeasePlan — which manages the entire vehicle lifecycle for clients, including purchasing, maintenance and resale — has formed a partnership with Lyft.
By teaming up with the ride-haling company, LeasePlan said it will be able to offer more streamlined management of travel and fleet spend. Through this deal, fleet drivers will also be able to set up Lyft rides when fleet vehicles are being repaired and not have to deal with expense reporting.
“Our fleet clients are looking for ways to better control each aspect of their budgets, including ride-hailing. Many are also incorporating policies to address the ever-changing point to point service, and they need a partner to help manage it,” LeasePlan USA president and chief executive Jeff Schlesinger said in a news release. “That’s where the LeasePlan-Lyft relationship comes in.”
Ben Sternsmith, area vice president of Lyft Business, added: “Together with LeasePlan USA, we’re looking forward to providing thousands of organizations with better alternatives to traditional fleets — creating more flexibility and convenience, alongside better access to data. This partnership is a key step toward improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportation.”
The continues a line of partnerships Lyft has made in the automotive industry. One recent one in the used-car space came in February, when Lyft became a National Member Benefit partner of the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association.