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‘Scattered’ fleet teams prompting increased software demand

Businesses are turning to fleet management software to provide a solution to ‘scattered’ fleet departments where teams are operating individually from home.

Peter Golding, managing director, FleetCheck

Peter Golding, managing director, FleetCheck

FleetCheck explained demand was being driven by the need to have data accessible online by different people working from remote locations, which isn’t possible for operators using paper-based systems or even spreadsheets.

Peter Golding, managing director, said that FleetCheck had been, on average, signing up a new customer every day in recent months, showing how the pandemic had affected demand for fleet software.

“Demand has stayed quite strong all through the pandemic but there has been a definite increase since the summer and there are a couple of additional growth factors we have also seen which again are probably related directly to the home working situation.

“The first is demand for our driver walkaround app, which is linked to the need to ensure safety checks are needed for vehicles driven by those who are no longer office based, and meeting the requirement in those instances for an online, auditable solution.

“Similarly, we are seeing demand from commercial vehicle fleets with O licences for software that is capable of handling Preventative Maintenance Inspections. Again, this is at least in part related to risk management for those who are home working.”

 

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.