Imagine a fleet that’s hardly ever plagued by collisions or downtime. Drivers who consistently perform well and drive safely. And a healthy budget free of sudden accident costs.
Fleets have to be ready to get the job done, no matter the season or time of year. And this is especially true during the winter months.
Dealing with ballooning costs as well as accidents and the ensuing downtime are all hassles that can arise when managing your fleet operations get out of hand. But how do you avoid these inevitable problems and help keep more vehicles on the road?
It takes real finesse to manage a modern fleet properly and smoothly. That includes keeping costs down, keeping assets on the road, minimising accidents, and ensuring employee health and safety.
Through the holiday season, is your fleet in great working order, ready to face the new year? If not, now’s the time to take corrective action.
Managing the finances of a business means always being prepared for the unexpected. For companies managing fleets, that involves accounting for the chance of accidents.
Crashes are never 100% preventable, so understanding the financial risks ahead of time is key.
Imagine having complete, up-to-the-minute knowledge of your fleet operations - information that puts you straight in the ‘driver’s seat’ so to speak.
You could instantly see whether there are enough vehicles dispatched, allowing you to resource accordingly. You’d see the red flags of impending accidents. And you'd have detailed reporting to ensure your drivers are hitting benchmarks. These are just some of the ways that accurate, real-time fleet data can make your job so much easier.
The ‘dream’ mobile workforce is a well-oiled machine that always runs smoothly. Of course, that’s almost never the case.
Accidents are a reality, and the fallout is all too familiar: middle-of-the-night awakenings, worries about possible employee injuries, third party insurance claims, a mountain of admin work and major costs from vehicle downtime.
There’s never enough time in a day to address all the problems that can happen with a mobile workforce. In fact, fleet accidents can happen late at night, long after you’ve left the office.
That’s why a solid accident management plan is extremely important to have in place. When the hassles of fleet crashes arise, it can seem nearly impossible to handle the fallout on your own, while keeping your company out of legal and financial entanglements.