Business fleet refer to a list of vehicles used by companies for making deliveries, travelling to clients’ office, carrying equipments and more. These vehicles may be bought or leased.
How many vehicles are in a fleet?
There aren’t a set number of vehicles in a fleet.
Some businesses may require one vehicle, and some may need several hundred – it all depends on the number of employees in a business, and their individual requirements.
That said, the larger the fleet, the bigger the benefits.
At Gold Coast Brokers Service, we offer a scheme to help with administrative tasks for companies who have a fleet of more than fifty vehicles. It enables companies to tax a whole fleet at once, rather than on a ‘per vehicle’ basis.
Our team of experts will work with you to find a solution to you and your colleagues’ motoring requirements, whether big or small.
Does my business qualify for a fleet?
As long as you can provide proof that you run or own a business, using appropriate forms of identification, then you will be able to qualify. The usual checks apply of course, just like when you go to lease or finance a car for personal use.
Which vehicles are available on fleet?
We work with a wide network of car manufacturers which means we’re able to offer you models from different car brands.
Are fleet vehicles cheaper?
Fleet vehicles tend to be cheaper due to favourable terms that can be applied, as well as incentives and monetary rebates. For example, leasing companies can reclaim the VAT on the vehicle, so they can offer savings. It’s usually the case that the more vehicles you buy, the more you will save!
Are fleet vehicles new or used?
Fleet vehicles tend to be new, which means they’ll be under warranty, and have the latest fuel-efficient, low-emission engine, and the newest safety features as standard. This gives you peace of mind and also helps to save cost.
Are there any other benefits to owning a fleet vehicle?
One of the benefits of owning a fleet is that it saves a business purchasing vehicles outright every few years. It also means that every few years you can upgrade to a newer, more modern vehicle.
Leasing is also “off balance sheet”, which means liability doesn’t show on the company’s accounts.
Better Time Management
Part of fleet management entails maintaining and repairing budding mechanical issues on vehicles. The good thing here is that these issues are caught quite early before they can cause delays or affect mobility.
When your vehicles are always on the road, you remain productive for longer.
Enhances Level of Customer Satisfaction
Often, your customers want to know the precise time when their products will be delivered or when the service providers are set to arrive at the agreed destination.
Without proper fleet management, it can be difficult to give an exact answer. But with a good fleet management partner, you can confidently counter check your schedule and give customers an honest answer.
With constant monitoring of each vehicle, it becomes easy to tell when and where the customer’s merchandise is during transit. For this reason, it is possible to provide real-time updates on when cargo will arrive.
Improved Fuel Management and Reduced Maintenance Costs
With effective fleet management, you are better able to plan your routes in a bid to work around traffic. You reduce fuel consumption, and as a result, fuel costs remain minimal.
Your drivers are rarely caught in traffic jams thanks to carefully planned timetables and traffic information. Owing to regular maintenance, vehicle engines consume less fuel during transit.
Also, the tracking systems in each vehicle helps monitor the vehicle and arrange for refuelling promptly to avoid delays and inconvenience.
You must agree that it’s cheaper and easier to fix a vehicle malfunction when caught early as opposed to when the vehicle is rendered immobile.
Drivers make regular reports and give notifications about fuel consumption, mileage, and issues they face on the road. This allows the organization to plan for early maintenance.
As a company, you end up saving time, and money all thanks to effective fleet management.
Increases Employee Satisfaction
With efficient flow of information, both the employees and the employer can work together to meet set goals.
Fleet management systems offer data that can be used to organize, inform, and coordinate employees on various duties.
Improve Operations with Fleet Management Services
It is clear that fleet management is crucial when it comes to overseeing fleet maintenance and fleet operations. This is what it takes to maintain high levels of productivity to ensure the business runs smoothly.
Want to make sure all your fuel costs, asset utilization, route planning, fuel consumption, vehicle performance, and program implementation balances out? We can offer you a dedicated account manager, as well as access to extended demonstrations. With great relationships with several leasing providers, we’re well placed to support you with any needs your business has.
Contact us today and let us make yours a profitable, high-performance organization.