Fleet Procurement

Unpacking the Complexity of Fleet Procurement

If you were asked about fleet procurement, the subject that’s likely to be in the front of your mind is the process of negotiating the best possible deal on vehicles. While that is certainly an important part of the story, the scope of fleet procurement is far wider.

At the highest level, fleet procurement can be categorised into two areas of activity – development of the fleet procurement strategy and activating this strategy to get the best outcomes for the business. We’ll look at these […]

March 6th, 2019|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|

Fleet Management – How To Manage A Fleet Of Vehicles

Fleet Management – How To Manage A Fleet Of Vehicles

Managing a company’s fleet of vehicles is a challenging task, demanding several different skill-sets and disciplines, and requiring the ability to assess and react to a whole range of data and feedback from vehicles and drivers alike.

Many companies these days prefer to outsource their fleet management function to a firm of fleet management specialists because of the increased complexity surrounding the legal and operational aspects of their fleet.

The case for inhouse or external fleet management

Traditionally, many companies have relied on […]

September 26th, 2018|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|

Which Fleet Services To Outsource?

Which Fleet Services Should You Outsource?

Following on from our recent blog: Six Questions a Fleet Manager Needs to Ask About Outsourcing, in which we consider and answer six questions aimed at helping fleet managers decide whether to outsource, what and who to – we look in a little more detail at which fleet services to outsource.

As well as outsourcing the whole fleet, there are many scenarios for partial outsourcing of selected fleet-related functions that can be successfully outsourced to a specialist provider to take some of the burden off […]

October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|

Questions to Ask About Fleet Outsourcing

Six Questions a Fleet Manager Needs to Ask About Outsourcing

In this blog post we consider and answer six questions, aimed at helping fleet managers decide whether to outsource, what and who to. They are:

1.Which processes are you thinking of outsourcing and why?

Outsourcing is the ‘contracting out’ of a business function, such as the management of the vehicle fleet, to a third party specialist without your business losing the overall control. The appointed third-party organisation takes control of the function and becomes responsible for its success.

Outsourcing allows you to […]

October 4th, 2017|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|

Survey shows difference between franchise and independent dealer labour rates

Survey shows difference between franchise and independent dealer labour rates

Garage labour rates average £67 an hour across the UK but regions vary widely

The average labour rate at UK garages, combining franchise dealers, independent garages and fast-fit outlets, is £67 an hour, according to an industry survey. But there are huge variations between regions and the type of garage used.

A nationwide survey of 6,000 garages across the UK found that, on average, Surrey was the most expensive place to have a car serviced, with an average hourly rate of just over […]

August 22nd, 2017|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|

Your duty of care obligatons to company car drivers

What Are Your Duty Of Care Obligations To Company Car Drivers?

Each and every company has a legal obligation and duty of care to their company car drivers, as defined by regulations covering the type and use of vehicles, special health and safety legislation and regulations covering the carriage of dangerous goods by road – to name but a few.

These regulations include the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, which places a legal duty of care on all employers to ensure the health, safety […]

August 15th, 2017|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|

Identifying the essentials of fleet management

Identifying the essentials of fleet management

Fleet management is about efficiency improvement, risk management and cost reduction

Fleet management is essentially the management of a company’s fleet of vehicles to improve their performance and efficiency, reduce their costs and minimise their associated risk.

It is a multi-faceted discipline in so much that it covers all aspects of a vehicle’s in-life services from acquisition to disposal.

Who is responsible for the management of a company fleet?

Many companies employ a full or part-time fleet manager who has overall responsibility for the efficient running of the vehicle […]

February 21st, 2017|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|

Outsourcing not just for large companies, says new study

Companies of all sizes can benefit from the use of a specialist outsourced provider

Smaller businesses that have faced a challenging environment in recent years due to heavier regulation and uncertain market conditions, have sought to gain a competitive advantage by outsourcing some of their in-house functions.

Traditionally seen as the preserve of bigger businesses, smaller companies, SMEs and even start-ups have shown increased interest in using a third party specialist to outsource some of their core activities, according to a report in The Times.

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December 13th, 2016|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|

How To Make Sure You Can Trust Your Fleet Management Provider

How To Make Sure You Can Trust Your Fleet Management Provider

Outsourcing your fleet management to a specialist fleet management provider could potentially remove unnecessary stresses internally, leaving your staff with room to concentrate on the day-to-day management of your business. But leaving the ins and outs of your fleet to an external fleet management company means putting your trust in it completely, and because you’re likely to enter into a long-term professional relationship with your outsourced fleet management provider, how do you make sure that it is the right fit […]

September 27th, 2016|Categories: Fleet, Outsourcing|
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