Are you the owner of a business that has a number of vehicles for your employees to use? Are you getting tired of dealing with maintaining all the cars or trucks that you require? If you have more than a handful of company vehicles, it may be time to hire a fleet management service. Here are some reasons why you should seriously consider doing so:
Save money on fuel: You may feel like you have a lot of vehicles in your service, but you may have a relatively small fleet when compared to other companies. While it may feel like you're using a lot of fuel, your local service stations may not feel the same way. If your fleet only contains a half dozen or so cars or trucks, it can be difficult to find someone who is willing to give you a volume discount on fuel. But because fleet management services handle dozens or even hundreds of vehicles, they're better poised to make requests and get discount fuel cards that you can give to your employees. While the discount may not initially seem significant, over time it could result in substantial savings for your budget.
Save on repair costs: Whether you continue to own your company vehicles or decide to lease them instead, you could be looking at a significant savings on repairs if you use a fleet management company. Instead of having to pay for each breakdown or repair instance, the cost of most repairs and service calls may be rolled into the total fleet management costs. In addition, they likely have their own dedicated fleet mechanic. Instead of days for your vehicles to get back on the road, and losing money in the process, your driver could be back on the road in practically no time.
Save time on vehicle registrations: When it's time to renew the registrations for your vehicles, do you either find yourself waiting all day at the DMV or paying one of your employees to handle the chore? A good fleet management company will handle the registrations for you, so that you don't have to. Instead of wasting both time and money with vehicle renewals and emissions testing, you and your employees can spend that time focusing on serving your clients and getting more customers.
Although paying for someone else to take care of your company cars may not seem financially sound at first, it's worth taking a second look. You may find that you're actually saving much more than you're spending to maintain your fleet, making it a worthwhile investment.