Top 6 Ways Outsourcing Fleet Management Makes Your Job Easier
Have you considered outsourcing your fleet management to a professional fleet management company? Leveraging a fleet management allows you to focus on your core business initiatives. Specifically though, how does this work?
1. Streamline Operations
With a fleet management company, you can eliminate having to make multiple payments with numerous expense reports. Instead, simply pay one company. This can significantly cut down the amount of internal administrative work required to manage your fleet operations. In addition to managing payments, a fleet management company can assist with providing you with detailed reports. These reports can be based on the performance of your vehicles, your drivers, and more through telematics, fuel cards, and other technology.
2. Let the Experts Make the Choices
Should you invest in operational safety features such as lane departure warning, blind spot detection, rear braking sensors? Should you invest in a GPS Telematics program? These questions and more can be easily answered by a professional fleet management company. They have plenty of experience with other fleets. They will be able to make better, more informed choices about your fleet than your individual drivers or internal staff would likely be able to make.
Plus, a fleet management company like Union Leasing can help you calculate the lifecycle costs of your vehicles to figure out the best time to sell and replace vehicles in your fleet.
3. Make Vehicle Maintenance Effortless
A top benefit of working with a full-service fleet management company is not having to manage your fleet’s maintenance. Our fleet professionals manage the maintenance of individual vehicles. Union Leasing, for example, can offer advantageous pricing on maintenance, through our national account programs. Furthermore, we can protect your vehicles from being up charged for work performance.
From purchasing vehicles, to parts replacement, going through a fleet management company can provide you with a lot of cost benefits. Following the recommended maintenance schedule keeps your drivers on the road, and you’ll feel comfortable knowing your maintenance is being done by a trusted company and at a fair rate. ASE certified maintenance advisors will also monitor your fleet’s lifecycle and ensure that you are not having unnecessary work performed, or that you are not replacing tires on a vehicle that is planned to be replaced next month. Union Leasing can manage your fleet at a lower cost than your company could maintain it themselves.
4. In the Case of An Accident
While no one wants to think an accident, can happen in their fleet, it’s better to be proactive than reactive. Union Leasing have a dedicated fleet partnership with one of the industry’s leading accident management companies. In the event one of your drivers does get in an accident, we can aid in accident reimbursement, serve as the go-between for any lawsuits, manage warranty reimbursements, and pursue manufacturer rebates.
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5. Masterful Monitoring
Fleet Management Companies can consistently monitors every aspect of your fleet spending. In addition, Union Leasing would monitor your vehicle inventory, utilization of vehicles, and driver behavior. Furthermore, we advise on expenses such as fuel, maintenance, state titling compliances, violations, tolls and property taxes. For more information on these topics, see our Pieces of the Product series.
Driver behavior and compliance to your company policy is especially important, as drivers should observe all rules and guidelines, drive in an efficient manner, and utilize the fuel and maintenance cards correctly.
6. Working with Fleet Experts
The benefit of working with a fleet management provider is a dedicated team of trusted experts, who work with fleets daily and have years of industry experience. Union Leasing can benchmark the performance of your fleet by comparing your unique makeup to any one of our other partners.
In addition, this means we can identify opportunities for improvement as well as anticipate problems and inefficiencies by making industry best solutions, specific to your business.
For more information about how Union Leasing can make your life easier, hit the “Get in Touch” button on the right of the page!