KelleyAmerit Fleet Services, a partnership between Kelley Fleet Services and Amerit Consulting, has been awarded a vehicle repair and maintenance services contract by AT&T. With the contract, KelleyAmerit will provide fleet maintenance and repair services to three of the five largest utility/telecommunications companies in the U.S.
“This contract underscores the appeal of our strategic partnership with KelleyAmerit and the Kelley Fleet Services approach,” said Don Kelley, founder of Kelley Fleet Services and president of KelleyAmerit. “We believe that a sole-source, singularly focused fleet maintenance and repair solution makes great sense for large operators. We’re very excited by this news and we’re eager to get to work on behalf of our newest customer.”
KelleyAmerit will perform maintenance on AT&T vehicles at more than 250 service facilities across the country. The company expects to hire 800 additional managers, mechanics, repair technicians and other personnel to fulfill the contract.
AT&T said a factor in awarding the contract was a shared commitment between the two companies in the area of supplier diversity.
“Supplier Diversity has always been a cornerstone of our inclusive culture at AT&T,” said Marianne Strobel, executive director of AT&T Global Supplier Diversity. “It’s important for us as a source of innovation and as a vital element in staying connected to our diverse customers. We look for those
values in our suppliers as well and are particularly pleased that KelleyAmerit’s leadership team has a special focus on helping Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs). Last year AT&T spent $82 million dollars with DVBEs and this relationship is helping us continue to increase our spending with DVBE firms.”
AT&T has over 76,000 vehicles, the largest private fleet in the country.