Instituting the latest fleet management technologies helps fleet managers reduce administrative and maintenance costs while also mitigating the risks.
Fleet management is a job requiring professional attention. Ensuring you have a firm grip on all aspects can be difficult while running a business. In order to improve your fleet operations, consider what functions should be outsourced and what should be done in-house.
Operating a fleet of vehicles carries risk. Companies rely on humans with various levels of experience to drive responsibly and safely. The reality is the drivers are human and make mistakes.
Disposition and Remarketing: Top Strategies for Selling Fleet Vehicles and the Most Overlooked Aspect of Fleet Management
A top strategy for selling fleet vehicles starts years earlier with vehicle selection and continues with proper maintenance. Selecting the proper options, colors, and features when acquiring vehicles yields greater returns when selling vehicles at the end of their holding periods. For example, an extended cargo van costs $900 more initially. It will yield a $1,500 premium over a traditional van at resale. Picking the right model, color, and options are paramount. Maintenance, condition, and cleanliness have meaningful impact on resale as well. Properly maintaining a vehicle throughout the lifecycle will make your vehicle stand out from its peers and command a premium.
Twenty-seven percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. today come from the transportation sector. Vehicle fleets with a high environmental impact should consider their carbon footprint and institute strategies to reduce emissions. For transportation sectors large and small, evaluating business from an environmental perspective can translate into cost-savings.
Here’s a look into how you can achieve these dual goals – environmental stewardship and cost savings.
Operating a fleet internally means spending time and resources maintaining, tracking and administering the fleet. These are valuable resources that should be used to grow the organization, not manage the fleet. We hear many stories from business owners and leaders that are distracted by the challenges of managing their fleet when more pressing business issues deserve attention.
The Memphis News, a special weekly edition of The Daily News, featured Doering Fleet Management in a recent article. The article discusses the future of autonomous, electric vehicles in the automobile industry, prompted by Tesla’s release of their fully electric semi truck. Click here to check out the complete issue from The Memphis News (Vol. 10 No. 49).
Corporate wellness programs aim to improve the health of employees. Fleet Wellness is a similar concept aimed to improve the health of your business fleet. This approach is based on the theory that by measuring and managing certain aspects of a vehicle fleet, vehicle fleet performance improves markedly. It focuses on goal setting while building accountability and specificity into the fleet management process. Fleet Wellness is powering the healthy fleet of tomorrow.