Running a fleet of vehicles and drivers can be complicated, so outsourcing the management of it can save you a lot of time and expense. But every business is different and what works for you may not necessarily work for someone else. Outsourcing your fleet management has to work for you, however, in order to justify the commitment, so here are six of the main benefits to handing your fleet management over to the experts.
1. Immediate cost savings
You are making sure you have the right types of vehicles for the operations your business is undertaking.
Your fleet management company is working with you to find the best blend of funding methods, based on real-time data and detailed cost analyses.
You can utilise the strong and established relationships built up with vehicle manufacturers to get better deals on better vehicles.
If you are moving from a model of owning vehicles to leasing them, you will be freeing up capital in the business to spend on more important improvement projects.
2. Operational efficiency
You are freeing up important internal resources, particularly in HR, to concentrate on other areas of the business and to bring improvement to the overall health of the business.
You can streamline communications with a single point of contact, from whom you can get detailed analysis, expert advice on best practice and industry trends, and with whom to discuss day-to-day management.
You can expect a reduced vehicle downtime due to utilising an extensive network of suppliers and outsourced planning expertise.
3. Change management and preparedness
Take advantage of industry knowledge to prepare for legislative change and industry change.
Save on resource cost in lobbying, analysis and consultation over legislative and policy change, thereby filtering only relevant and concise information.
4. Industry expertise
Take advantage of dedicated fleet expertise from people who understand the challenges your business faces.
Outsourcing fleet puts you in touch with account management experts, but also expertise in human resources, finance, tax, health and safety, duty of care responsibilities, environmental responsibilities and compliance.
You have access to the latest industry management tools relating to accident management, risk management, funding packages and employee car schemes.
5. Greener fleet management
Maximise the positive impact of greener vehicles and prepare the business for the reduction in diesel vehicles and the increase in greener fuels, driven by governmental policy.
You have access to real-time data which can drive the design of a custom fleet of vehicles suitable to the operations and mileage undertaken by the business.
Manufacturer relationships held by the fleet management company enable forward planning on electric vehicle usage and new Green technologies, which could improve emissions and the overall environmental performance of the organisation.
6. Technological leaders
You can save time and costs on research by having access to new technology recommended by experts and advice on how this can fit with your current and future fleet.
You have access to innovative technology to help drive change in vehicle performance, driver performance, fuel usage and ultimately the business performance.
Contact Total Motion to discuss the outsourcing of your fleet management, put us in control and we can deliver benefits in line with your short, medium and long term goals as a business.