A fleet of vehicles is a big part of many businesses in the UK and managing a fleet can be a challenging task! If you are in the position of running a fleet of vehicles – maybe you have recently set up your own company, or maybe you have inherited the job within your company?
Here are a few things to remember if you are running a fleet of vehicles…
The first thing to think about is the maintenance of the vehicles. Vehicles are required by law to be regularly checked, so you can book this in on a service schedule to ensure that they aren’t all booked in at the same time! The other thing that you need to do is get the drivers to perform daily vehicle checks – get them to fill in a checklist to highlight any problems that they notice. These can be resolved straight away then and this prevents many problems developing into bigger and more expensive problems.
It is also a good idea to look into tracking your vehicles. This is something that can help you in many ways. It is easy to do and you will find lots of vehicle tracking companies who can help with this. It is a great way to help you with route planning – planning routes more effectively will help to save money on fuel. It is also a good way to see where your drivers are so you can pass detailed information on to customers who are awaiting a delivery for example.