Automotive Leasing’s new White Paper, Streamlining for the new Realities looks at the diverse vehicle provision arrangements currently being used in the public sector, examines where improvements can be made and outlines future strategies. It includes a nine point Action Plan to help managers navigate the complex process of evaluation of current policy through to identifying areas for reform and improvement.
One of the themes explored in the Paper is that the public sector can learn from the recent experience of the private sector, which has made significant changes to transport policies resulting in tangible savings and benefits. Both private and public sector case studies are included to demonstrate the positive effects of outsourcing fleet.
The Paper finds that there are significant opportunities for cost reductions across much of the public sector, particularly in the following areas:
- Procurement of vehicles
- Procurement of vehicle-related services
- Improving fuel performance/ management
- Realising appropriate residual values on disposal
- Improving utilisation of the available inventory
- Tighter control of private use
Stuart Walker, brand director, Automotive Leasing, said: “The provision of business travel across the public sector is under the circumstances a good target for scrutiny and improvement. With changes to taxation, volatile fuel costs, rapid changes in on- and off-vehicle technologies and the ongoing drive to reduce carbon emissions, vehicle use offers significant potential for cutting costs.
“It is essential that managers are prepared to address the whole subject of business travel by motor vehicle and the White Paper offers an approach to achieve success. It explores the options available and how to exploit these against the reduction in resources expected to apply over the coming years.
“As budget necessities force the public sector to rethink the status quo, they have an opportunity not only to cut costs, but to implement a more efficient form of fleet management.
“We will now be discussing the White Paper with a wide range of public sector bodies, ranging from Whitehall departments to local councils.”
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