Vehicle Fleet Management is the process of coordinating, managing and operating the fleet of vehicles used for the company’s business. Vehicle Fleet Management includes the physical maintenance of vehicles such as issuing service cards and maintaining records on fuel purchases and deliveries, towing services and tracking mileage.
A successful Fleet Management system, like those provided by Vehicle Fleet Management Gloucestershire company MPH Vehicle Solutions, involves the scheduling of vehicles, assessing fuel consumption so vehicles are not idling or wasting fuel, monitoring fuel mileage and ensuring that the optimum operating parameters are set for each individual vehicle. A Fleet Manager is the individual who manages the fleet of vehicles and ensures that delivery times are kept to a minimum. The Fleet Manager also liaises with the drivers concerning any issues which may arise and makes recommendations for improvement in efficiency and productivity. A Fleet Manager is typically based at the main warehouse or plant where the fleet is maintained and should ensure that all drivers adhere to company policy and procedures.
Fleet Management consists of several elements; physically maintaining the fleet of vehicles, scheduling and using vehicles, reporting on the fleet and maintaining reports detailing fleet expenditure and efficiency. All these tasks can be done from anywhere, as long as the Fleet Manager has access to a computer terminal. To maintain the fleet effectively, it is essential for a Fleet Manager to coordinate and synchronise all vehicle operations with the rest of the organisation.