Running a fleet of vehicles is a big job, and when it comes to getting it right the key is organisation. Here are a few tips for you if you have just started up a company with a fleet to run, or if you want to get some ideas for making your company fleet more economical…
The drivers of the vehicles themselves are a crucial part of the business, so as well as investing in the vehicles invest in the drivers. Run driver training schemes and get them on board with your ideas. You could even run company incentive programs for those who are the most fuel efficient for example.
When it comes to being economical one of your biggest outgoings will be fuel. Have a look for fuel cards and fuel card services that would be suitable for your company and help you to save money. It is also a good idea to have a vehicle tracking system as this will help you to monitor fuel efficiency and see if your routes could be planned better in order to get more from your fuel.
Planning is a big part of managing vehicles – all vehicles need to be off the road at times, and this means that it is a good idea to have a planner to manage this and ensure that they are staggered rather than all being off at once for things like servicing, maintenance and MOT’s. It is also important to factor in what the plan will be when you have vehicles that are taken off the road with no warning – such as a vehicle breakdown or driver absence.