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Telematics opens up a wide range of fleet management tools. Connect Fleet from the PSA Group’s Free2Move Lease, highly commended in the Great British Fleet Awards, provides a rich level of useful data for customers, helping them to improve business efficiency. Connect Fleet is available in three packages covering Fleet Management, Eco-Driving and Geolocation. It utilises the Connected box that is pre-fitted to most Free2Move Lease vehicles, usually eliminating additional hardware costs. A Connected box is available for vehicles without one.
Level 1 covers Fleet Management, monitoring vehicle hours and miles travelled. The system also monitors fuel consumption as well as the on-board diagnostics system for mechanical, servicing and maintenance alerts.
Level 2 includes Level 1 and adds eco-driving feedback by analysing driver behaviour, then providing customised eco-driving reporting. This can help reduce operating costs, (by minimising vehicle wear and tear, fuel consumption and emissions) and can assist with duty of care responsibilities.
Connect Fleet Level 3 further adds Geolocation, enabling fleet managers to monitor live vehicle location, while logging routes taken and itineraries. Level 3 also provides geofencing alerts that can be customised. This can record when vehicles enter or leave a particular location to help monitor time-sensitive deliveries, for instance.
Business owners want to devote most of their time to those business-critical tasks that demand careful thought and attention. Yet fleet administration can be a time-consuming distraction from this, which is why it is becoming increasingly popular to outsource this service.
This is where Pendragon Vehicle Management comes in. The advantage of PVM’s outsourcing offer is that you can outsource as much or as little as you want. Our fleet services teams will effectively act as your own internal fleet team; what they look after is up to you. The services you can outsource include fines handling, accident management, downtime and driver communications.
With over 35 years’ experience managing complex fleets, FMG are considered experts within our field. Partnering with the ICFM ensures that we are always up-to-date with legislation and can make sure you’re meeting all your legal obligations, giving you complete peace of mind. Our dedicated customer service team will handle your drivers’ queries too, saving you time.
PVM can help you design your optimal fleet policy and manage your vehicle orders for you. We even provide a dedicated account manager to provide expert advice and detailed reporting on fleet performance.
Get in touch to discuss how PVM can help your business.
Choice should depend on a wide range of factors such as value for money, quality, reliability and service. How you weigh-up the importance of these different factors will depend on overall business strategy. As every business is different, when sourcing a supplier beware of companies that apply a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to your fleet management and funding needs. Instead look for suppliers who will be ready to offer flexible solutions tailored to your organisation whilst making sourcing the right vehicle their primary focus. With contracts typically 3-5 years, what is bought today needs to flex for the future.
A supplier who demonstrates knowledge of the latest marketplace developments will help ensure that a decision you make today is the right one for your fleet longer-term. Vehicle whole life costs are one of the least-considered but most important factors when it comes to selecting vehicles for a fleet policy. Having a fleet supplier that provides information that takes into account all aspects of running a vehicle means that a fleet manager can take a look at two models with an identical list price but be able to choose the one that is most cost effective over the vehicle’s life.
Fleet can often be complicated by internal and external challenges such as legislatives changes, dealing with suppliers and safety issues. Many organisations distribute the various elements of fleet management between finance, human resources, health & safety and procurement, but if a fleet is managed poorly it can become a burden on your business and cost you time and money.
Short of your business investing in an in-house fleet manager, it can be difficult to stay in control.
With TCH Outsourcing you can access our specialist knowledge, experience and expertise of managing vehicle fleets. Our Outsource Team are also up-to-date with the latest legal requirements and industry best practices. This can result in improved efficiency across your business, reduced overheads and introduction of new products and services. This is why TCH Outsourcing is a great solution for many fleets. You can outsource driving licence checks, MID updates, issuing and renewing fuel cards, MOT and service reminders and much more. Whether your fleet is owned, leased or Grey Fleet, outsourcing your fleet administration to TCH Leasing can remove all of these time consuming tasks, freeing up staff to carry out other core duties. With us on hand we can take this burden off your business and manage your fleet, cost effectively.