Does your fleet maintenance program consist of a folder for each vehicle and a spreadsheet tracking oil changes, tire rations, and tune-ups? Do you lose sleep over those costly, disruptive repairs that weren’t in the budget? Are you telling yourself, there must be a better way to manage the maintenance of the fleet? If this sounds familiar… read on!
Vehicle recalls can be a pain to manage, especially if you are a small fleet. You need to find time to schedule the repair, incur vehicle downtime while the vehicle is at the dealer, and you may need to transfer tools and equipment to other vehicles. Add the potential revenue loss and you will understand why fleet managers dread recalls.
Fleet management is evolving rapidly and many tools are available to effectively implement your Fleet Wellness Program. Consider which tools are right for you and implement those that help you achieve your overall Fleet Wellness objectives. Let’s dive into the fourth tenet of our five-part Fleet Wellness Program series.
Fleet Wellness aims to improve the health of your vehicle fleet and save money.
This is the third of five key pieces that explain Fleet Wellness. We have covered the first two Fleet Wellness tenets: Strategy and Measurement. The third is Total Cost Management, a much more holistic and inclusive look at fleet costs than is common in automobile analysis. It’s lifecycle costs and a lot more.
Fleet Wellness measures performance against benchmarks and industry best practices including cost savings, cash flow, operational efficiencies, driver safety, and reliability. The program builds on the holistic fleet management concept that many factors cultivate a great fleet. One or two are important but an optimal fleet addresses all facets.