If your business has a fleet of commercial vehicles, then you might handle fleet management on your own. Overall, your system for handling your fleet might be working out, but there is a chance that you have made mistakes along the way. There are actually a number of different mistakes that can be made with fleet management. These are some of the mistakes that you might be making; if you are, then you may want to make a few changes to help ensure that you taking care of your fleet in the proper manner.
Not Keeping Up With Maintenance
The first and perhaps worst mistake that some people make when it comes to fleet management is not keeping up with the maintenance that is needed on their fleet of vehicles. Each of the vehicles in your fleet should be kept with proper oil changes and fluid changes, and it's important to stay on top of things like brakes and tires. Keeping your vehicles properly maintained can save your business a significant amount of money in repair costs each year. Additionally, it can help you ensure that your vehicles are in good, safe condition. If you aren't sure about the maintenance that is needed for your fleet of vehicles, then you can contact the manufacturer, read the owner's manuals for each vehicle, or talk to a good mechanic.
Not Keeping Records of Maintenance and Repairs
You might do a pretty good job of keeping up with maintenance and repairs on your fleet of vehicles, but you might not be good at keeping records of the things that you have done. However, not keeping records can be a mistake. Proper record keeping can help you get more for your vehicles if you trade them in or sell them in the future. It can also help you keep better track of what needs to be done and what you might have already had done.
Not Looking for More Affordable Pricing for Maintenance and Repairs
You might take the vehicles in your fleet to the same repair shop each time that maintenance and repairs are needed, but this might be a mistake. Instead, you may want to shop around for pricing on parts, maintenance, and repairs. You might be able to find much more affordable prices by doing this.
If you are making any of the mistakes above, it is probably time to make some changes to the way that you handle your fleet. Luckily, these changes should be pretty easy to make, or you can work with a fleet management company for help.