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Public sector fleets increasingly investing in software, finds Chevin

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Public sector fleets are increasingly turning to software to help them maximise value from their vehicles, plant and other assets, says Chevin Fleet Solutions.

Ashley Sowerby

The company says that a growing number of public sector fleets on its client list have bought specialist fleet software for this reason, including several recent deals.

Managing director, Ashley Sowerby, said: The most common question we are asked by public sector fleets is we are being asked to achieve more with less resources how can you help us?

Providing answers to this question has led us to sign a significant number of recent deals and this trend shows no signs of slowing, especially as there is no indication of a relaxation over public spending cuts.

With fleet representing a major expense for public sector bodies, key areas where fleet software can help public sector organisations drive improvements include cost control, compliance, vehicle availability and workshop management: Many public sector organisations such as councils and emergency services have in-house workshops, and its important for them to ensure maximum vehicle and plant uptime, as well as making scheduling as efficient as possible,” he said.

Fleet management software can help these organisations measure and understand how their assets are being used, and streamline the processes surrounding them.

Its all about making sure that vehicles and plant, which are often highly specialised in the public sector, are available where and when needed.

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Katie Beck

Katie joined Fleet World in 2012 as an editorial intern, following the completion of an English and American Literature BA from the University of East Anglia. She accepted a full-time position as an editorial assistant at the end of the internship period, and was promoted to the role of features editor in 2014. She works across the magazine and website portfolio, and administrates the social media channels.