Volkswagen is supporting its network of dealers who wish to put their service loaner fleet of nearly 7,000 vehicles to use for free pickup and delivery of needed supplies and food.
Nationwide, Volkswagen’s network of more than 600 dealers maintain the loaner fleet of approximately 7,000 Volkswagen Atlas’, though some dealerships may be closed or working with reduced personnel due to state and local guidelines. This “Dealer Response Team” was created to support local delivery services and will consist of dealership employees as a driver and a vehicle.
The team can be called upon for tasks such as delivering food to a local food bank, transporting masks and gowns to an area of critical need, or even dropping off necessary items to someone unable to leave their home – all at no cost to the group or person making the request. Only dealership employees will be permitted to drive the vehicles. Volkswagen corporate will offer dealers a daily stipend per vehicle to cover fuel and lease costs. All transport requests are subject to dealership approval and availability.
All dealers are advised to adhere to local, state and federal health directions and recommendations to ensure the safety of their employees and program participants.
Those looking to enlist the services of the Community-Driven Atlas initiative should contact their local dealer to inquire about availability and assistance.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet