The Element Fleet blog is written by various fleet experts we've invited to participate. They offer their opinions and comments on issues related to fleet management, maintenance, telematics, trucks, vehicle accident management, driver safety and more. You also have the opportunity to respond or ask questions. So go ahead and join the conversation.
Just a note: The opinions of the writers don’t necessarily reflect the position of Element Fleet Management on these subjects.
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If you’re new to fleet management, there are some fundamentals you need to know. To help you with information on leasing and replacement strategies, as well as understanding Total Cost of Ownership, we’ve developed a webinar that’s divided into a series of short, 2-3 minute videos located on our YouTube channel.
Here are the topics you can explore:
- Determining Optimal Fleet Vehicle Replacement
- Determining the Optimal Lease Term for Your Company Fleet
- Determining Total Cost of Ownership of Your Company Fleet
To watch this webinar series, go here.
Let me know what you think of our fleet management webinar series – does making each topic separate fit your schedule better than having all three in one longer webinar?
For insights into typical fleet costs and best practices for measuring them, get our tip sheet:
- Do you know your fleet’s primary costs?
- What key metrics should you be tracking?
- What sources of data are available to you?
- What factors that drive depreciation, fuel expenses and maintenance costs, and how can you control them?
- To what benchmarks should you compare your metrics?
Effective fleet management can make a real difference to sales, service and distribution – the “heart” of any organization. Have a happy Valentine’s Day!
Fleet managers: You know that a good fleet telematics program can help you change driver behavior, enforce policies and reduce fuel costs. Regardless of your industry or type of fleet, telematics can also help:
- Show you what you've been missing
- Measure results
That's what you expect – and that's reason enough to consider implementing telematics in your fleet. But what additional benefits have our clients discovered?
We've put together an eBook on fleet telematics that provides more details on how this technology helps fleet managers operate more effectively. There's a whole section on “hidden advantages" that aren't often identified when talking about telematics – but are proving to have powerful impact on fleet effectiveness.
Get the Telematics eBook here.
Let me know what you think or if you have found additional benefits that you didn't expect.
Read it and let me know what you think of these ideas – and whether you have other ones you would add.
What are the characteristics of a successful fleet manager? In our experience, the most successful are usually strategic thinkers – people who find ways not to get bogged down in the tactical, day-to-day administration of a fleet, but who see the bigger picture and ensure their fleet is helping their organizations achieve their goals.
We’ve put together a tip sheet called “7 habits of strategic fleet managers” that identify ways you can ensure you are managing your fleet strategically. I encourage you to check it out and let me know what you think!