The Doering Difference

      Recently, we had a discussion with our service team about what is more important: to be liked or to be trusted. It’s a bit of a chicken or the egg argument because both are important especially when it comes to building long-term relationships with customers. At Doering, we approach our relationships with…

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.

Energy Maintenance: Tips for Decreasing Your Fleet’s Carbon Footprint

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.

Fleet Services that Minimize the Administrative Burden of Managing a Fleet

Managing a fleet of vehicles internally is time-consuming. As your fleet grows, the administration and management of all the details can be overwhelming. Many fleet managers, controllers, CFO’s, and presidents have discovered fleet services provided by third-party fleet management companies help them focus on the strategic challenges that occur and solve issues that arise. Fleet management companies provide additional insights and expertise that help you overcome challenges. They provide continuity and a broad team of experts that reduces risk of staff being sick, on vacation, or leaving the organization. Fleet management duties include the following:

Of Course Fleet Maintenance Programs Save Time and Money – But How?

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.