Being in charge of a fleet of vehicles is a big job and there are lots of problems that you might encounter along the way. Here are a few ways that you can not only make your job of running a fleet a little easier, but can also save the business money…
Being organised is an important part of running a fleet and the more organised you are the better. Keep a log of the dates that vehicles need to be scheduled in for essential maintenance and make sure that it isn’t all at the same time – rather space it out so you don’t have a whole fleet off the road at once. This will also allow you to plan for unforeseen events like vehicle breakdowns.
When it comes to saving money, it is a good idea to keep an eye on things regularly, such as routes and fuel efficiency in your fleet. Look into fuel cards and research fuel card services as well to see which is right for you and your fleet. Fuel is one of the biggest outgoings when running a fleet so looking for ways to save money on it is a great way to maximise profits for the business.
Don’t forget the drivers themselves – they are an essential part of the fleet and also a mine of information – for example they will be able to spot and report problems with the vehicles, as well as possibly suggest alternative routes that may work better.