Organisations throughout the UK are being given the opportunity to scrutinise their fleet operations with the assistance of experts from asset management software house, Chevin Fleet Solutions, completely free of charge.
With many organisations looking to streamline operations in anticipation of a tough economic year, Chevin Fleet Solutions is offering the comprehensive fleet audit, which comprises a 2-3 hour consultation, report and recommendations, to enable a reduction in unnecessary expenditure and ultimately optimise fleet performance.
Ashley Sowerby is the managing director of Chevin Fleet Solutions, and has over 22 years' experience in the industry. He comments: "What many organisations don't realise is that their fleets aren't running to their full potential. But this is no longer feasible, as organisations need to justify each individual cost and cut underutilised assets.
"Fleets underpin business operations and account for a large proportion of annual budgets, so organisations are increasingly examining how to reduce related costs. We want to share our two-decades of expertise in the industry to help organisations make the most of their existing assets."
As part of the audit, Chevin Fleet Solutions' personnel will conduct an in-depth examination of the fleet to ascertain whether the existing fleet management method capitalises on the organisation's assets and supports improvements in performance, efficiencies and cost control.
The initial phase of the process investigates business structure, analysing locations and depots, finance and HR, trackers, telematics, personal device applications (PDAs), IT policy, and competitors.
This is followed by an evaluation of fleet size and make-up, including vehicle and equipment types, volume, depreciation, procurement, services and inspections, workshops, warranty, licensing, fuel, mileage, and tyres.
From the information gathered, specialists from Chevin will identify any risks, as well as draw conclusions and recommendations, which are then presented to participants in a final report.