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 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.
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.
Fleet wellness measures performance against benchmarks and industry best practices including cost savings, cash flow, tax, operational efficiencies, administration, driver safety, and reliability. Use this infographic to discover the 5 tenets of fleet wellness.
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.