Data provided on sites will vary but should include clear details which are easy to navigate.
Fleet managers should also be able to access online reporting tools with information on topics such as carbon dioxide figures and price comparisons.
Advanced websites will also allow fleets to access online quotations, cash-for-car calculators, vehicle specifications and even 24-hour real-time information. Interactive services should also enable fleets to order vehicles, book services and amend details with the funding provider.
Tony Greenidge, head of sales at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, said: ‘In addition to competitive and, more importantly, sustainable pricing customers should expect to get online vehicle selection and order process for drivers, online management reporting for fleet managers and meaningful service level agreements.’
If fleets are not currently using their funding providers’ websites, it could be a valuable first stop for information.