5 tips to reduce your fleet costs

Everyday, fleet managers are confronted with complex tasks. Indeed, operating a safe and well-maintained fleet while controlling costs is a major challenge. The key to controlling these costs is to keep things simple. Below you will find five ways to effectively and significantly help reduce the costs of your fleet.

1. Reduce the number of fleet service providers and equipment suppliers

Connected fleet management, carsharing... the number of service providers managing a company's fleet can quickly rgrow to an unmanageable number! Product availability, solution benchmarking, price negotiations, interactions with different parties, fleet managers can quickly lose their minds! 

At Free2Move, we centralize all the solutions within a single entity in order to best serve our customers! We assist you in all your mobility needs by offering you a portfolio of services dedicated to reducing your fleet costs as well as improving the mobility of your teams. Assess your fleet with a specialist in these issues here.

2. Harmonise the company's car policy

The perception of car fleets has changed a lot in recent decades. For many years, the focus was on the Total Cost of Ownership which represents all the costs related to direct and indirect purchases within the framework of the activity, but use cases have turned into a need for mobility and why now we tallk about the Total Cost of Mobility. The latter covers all of the needs of companies in the movement of the teams concerned and is not always followed so closely and accounted for correctly.

3. Reduce your tax burden

Right sizing the fleet is one way to reduce the amount of taxes to be paid. Smaller vehicles generally have a lower price and lower sales taxes. Going international can be a daunting and multifaceted task. But with the right partners, the right policies and the right vehicles in place, you can streamline operations. They also make it possible to harmonize fleet policies and reduce costs.

In addition, at Free2Move we do not hesitate to reduce the number of vehicles in your fleet. Our Fleet Sharing solution will allow you to significantly optimize and reduce associated costs and meet the mobility needs of all your employees through a car sharing service. Our team of specialists can also assist you in the audit of your fleet to electrify your fleet.

4. Save on fuel costs

Fuel cards can be used to fill up at petrol stations. Some of these stations offer discounts. They also usually offer access to online refunding tools. These allow you to track expenses and make intelligent changes to reduce costs. 

But to save fuel costs, you first need a good tool for efficient and accurate recording of fuel consumption. There are many reflexes that need to be corrected in the teams on site: driving fast, sudden braking, unsuitable routing, etc. These habits can be corrected by the feedback of information from boxes installed directly on company vehicles. The fleet manager can not only ensure the safety of the teams, but also achieve an extremely fast return on investment. 

Our networked fleet solution enables you to analyse the driving behaviour of each driver and track the kilometres driven in order to optimise the employees' journeys. Our teams are at your disposal to show you the ROI possible thanks to this solution!

5. Plan your maintenance

When small maintenance problems go unnoticed, they quickly turn into big, costly problems. With a maintenance solution, diagnostic data from the fleet is transmitted to the office. After evaluating the fleet, the maintenance schedule can be programmed with alarm notifications. This allows for example to warn when the next routine oil change and tire rotations are due. 

You can also follow failure trends and fleet records. This allows you to better monitor and anticipate the date of the next vehicle maintenance. By efficiently scheduling and managing maintenance, you reduce downtime and costly repairs. This will save time and money. 

Reducing the loss rate is a priority for the fleet manager. Thanks to our Connect Fleet service, our partners receive all the necessary information about each of their connected cars. It is only through a steady daily management that savings can be made, talk to our experts!

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