Countless companies incorporate fleet vehicles into their strategy. Whether it’s a small firm with company cars, or an entire energy company, like ASRC Energy Services, there are plenty of choices.
But, ASRC chooses Chevrolet and the their three-truck strategy composed of Colorado, Silverado 1500 and Silverado HD. As the company says, Chevrolet has been the best for those hard-to-reach places.
Chevrolet has gone the extra mile to ensure their trucks are up to snuff for the Alaskan landscape, too, even removing the wheels to cram them onto a cargo plane for delivery to ASRC. The diverse terrain puts the trucks to the test but, each truck holds an essential slot in ASRC’s fleet plan.
The 2015 Silverado 1500 sits as the truck of choice for the management team to travel to and from project sites, while the 2015 Colorado accomplishes the latter with a smaller footprint. And sometimes that’s important. The 2015 Silverado 2500 HD and 3500 HD are the self-described “workhorses” for the team to aid in client operations.
“Our fleet vehicles double as mobile offices for the majority of our employees, so we need to give them dependable vehicles in the remote areas where they work,” said Chris Maynard, general manager of fleet operations, ASRC Energy Services. “These locations can vary from areas with no electricity to temporary roads built on top of the frozen tundra.”
And ASRC has been blown away by the service provided by General Motors, despite the Alaskan market being a mere blip on the fleet market.
“On the service side, GM knocks it out of the park,” said Maynard. “The Alaska market is pretty small, but GM looks at every sale as one of importance, so even the smallest problem gets special focus from a GM engineer, even if that means they have to send one to Alaska.”
The moral of this story? The next time you’re impressed by the capabilities of a Silverado or Colorado, know they tackle much dirtier jobs in the rugged, chilled landscape that is Alaska.