The Ford Transit is the star of a £289 million (US$412m) deal between Ford and British Telecom (BT) -- the biggest single fleet deal in Ford's history. BT operates a fleet of 22,000 medium commercial vehicles and the three-year contract will supply the telecommunications company with long- and short-wheelbase diesel Transits, Britain's best-selling com-mercial vehicle. Ford has been supplying Transits to BT since 1986 and also has a three-year contract that began in July 2001 to supply cars on the firm’s user-chooser scheme, which includes every vehicle in the Ford range. A three-year contract from July 2000 also sees Ford supplying light commercial vehicles -- the Fiesta Van and Escort Van, to BT, and the telecommunications company will be one of the first to receive Ford’s new light commercial vehicle, the Transit Connect.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials