Date: 24th August 2016

World of Books chooses T.O.M Vehicle Rental for new fleet

Leading online books, CDs and DVDs retailer, World of Books, has chosen T.O.M Vehicle Rental, the UK’s most prominent up-and-coming commercial vehicle hire provider to supply its new fleet of 75 Citroen Relay panel vans for its nationwide logistics operation.

The new model Citroen Relay 35 Enterprise L3 H2 HDI 130ps vans offer an impressive payload benefit of over 300kg versus the competitor models being operated previously meaning the business can now operate more efficiently, collecting more books from its charity shops customers on each run. Key additional technology specification on the Enterprise models include Bluetooth, air conditioning and rear parking sensors for improved driver comfort, health & safety and reduced risk of damage.

World of Books has already reported significant fuel savings with the new fleet, expected to be in the region of £35,000 annually.

Steven Murray, Group Stock and Logistics Manager for World of Books commented;

“The efficiency of our Charity Collection Service is crucial to the success of our business. We are confident that our partnership with T.O.M will help us to deliver significant efficiency and savings. Our van fleet will cover over 3.75 million miles per annum so the right van with a focused support solution is vital. ”

The working partnership with T.O.M gives World of Books a fleet-focussed, fixed cost, risk managed fleet solution on the exact vehicle types their business needs with additional features including loadlok, livery and trackers all arranged by T.O.M so that the vehicles were delivered ready to work. The contract hire deal includes repairs, servicing, maintenance, road fund licence, worn tyre replacement and replacement vehicles to keep World of Books moving.

James Rafferty, Sales & Marketing Director for T.O.M Vehicle Rental said;

“We’ve invested in expanding our location network with new depots in England and it’s pleasing this has enabled us to grow our relationship with World of Books to now become their national sole supplier.World of Books wanted improved payload, fuel efficiency and technology and thanks to our integrated supply chain advantage with our own dealerships we were able to source and deliver a new fleet which ticked all the boxes on a quick turnaround to meet their needs”

Notes to editors:
Both World of Books and T.O.M Vehicle Rental were recently included in the London Stock Exchange Group’s List of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2016, a select list showcasing the UK’s most inspiring and fast-growing SMEs.
T.O.M Vehicle Rental founded in Scotland in 1991 operates a fleet of over 11,500 commercial vehicles from 11 depots nationwide. The company was named as the 69th fastest growing in Britain last year on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 list.

World of Books sells quality used books at competitive prices to millions of customers worldwide each year. Established by a group of dedicated book lovers, over the past 10 years World of Books has seen inventory grow from 1,000 books to over 2 million in stock. With a nationwide logistics operation to deal with collecting books from over 2000 charity shops across the UK. This online retailer sells used books, CDs and DVDs to more than 90 countries. It trades online via Amazon and eBay and its own websites such as It also buys from charities, paying for surplus books which might otherwise end up in landfill.

Fleets looking for enhanced fuel efficiency, payload and technology on their commercial vehicle fleet can visit T.O.M Vehicle Rental’s team of experts on Stand E2 at Commercial Fleet Van and Truck at Millbrook on 20-21st September 2016 For more info, please contact Emma Morgan, Executive Assistant, T.O.M Vehicle Rental on 01236 749889