CLM extends corporate rental offering to include disabled coverage
For companies that need vehicles at short notice for disabled members of staff, there isn’t a huge amount of choice in the market, and many of the more mainstream, well-known vehicle rental companies simply don’t offer this kind of specialist service.
Now, fleet management expert, CLM, is extending the corporate vehicle rental offering it provides to clients with the introduction of a range of specially adapted and converted vehicles from a number of different motor manufacturers that suit a variety of disabled mobility needs.
Available within 48 hours’ notice, the specially adapted vehicles can be hired over a number of different time periods to suit customers’ exact requirements.
These range from traditional spot rental of just one day, up to more long-term flexible rental of one to three months, and even for as long as 12 months where circumstances require.
All the wheelchair cars, vans and MPV conversions are tested to the highest safety standards and feature a range of wheelchair accessible features, such as lightweight wheelchair ramps, automatic internal lifts and wheelchair restraint systems. Wherever possible the vehicles are offered with a variety of seating layouts to suit the needs of wheelchair users and able-bodied companions.
Accessibility features typically include:
- Lightweight wheelchair ramp
- Lowered floor
- Full wheelchair restraint system
- Lap and diagonal seat belts for wheelchair and seated passengers.
For those drivers that require a specially converted car or MPV for their own driving purposes and find that a standard hire car is too demanding, there is a range of specially adapted vehicles to suit every need with a range of disabled driving aids.
The car and MPV adaptations include:
- Driving aids such as push-pull hand brake extensions
- Steering aids such as steering spinners
- Other hand controls such as easy release handbrakes
Often these organisations rely on disabled taxis to meet their immediate mobility needs when a short term hire vehicle can be more flexible and cost effective, while still meeting the mobility requirement.