How to Manage a Large Fleet of Cars
Fleet management is a tough task for any business. It has many pitfalls for the inexperienced fleet manager and requires lot of attention to detail. If you need to begin managing a fleet of vehicles, here is a quick guide to begin:
- Store all details safely. You will need to know when MOTs are due, any maintenance issues that might need attending to, when services are due, total mileage etc. Keep a database with all of this information on it.
- Monitor driving. Make sure you know who is driving which vehicle and what they are doing with it. Consider installing telematics boxes.
- Make sure staff know what to do. Give them their fuel cards and emergency numbers and make sure they have received a full briefing in case of emergencies.
- Make fleet management a full time task. It’s not something you can dip in and out of. It should be somebody’s role.