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Survey reveals companies hope for cost cuts in fleet management

Nearly seven out of ten UK businesses employing over 500 staff want their fleet supplier to focus on delivering cost savings in managing their fleet policy in 2012, according to a new survey.

ALD Automotive announced the results of its YouGov survey, which reveals that 69% of UK financial director’s want their organisation’s fleet management supplier to focus on cost savings in 2012.

ALD says with the price of fuel at record highs of 137.44p/litre for petrol and 144.60p/litre for diesel, companies are increasingly turning to their fleet suppliers for strategic advice to help them reduce operating costs.

In separate research conducted by ALD Automotive, over one third of UK companies employing over 500 staff have introduced telematics technology within their fleet to help reduce fleet costs. Over 37% of those surveyed responded saying they use telematics now or are currently trialling the technology.

Commenting on the survey results, Keith Allen, managing director of ALD Automotive UK, said: "As the fuel price continues to rise, it has become increasingly important for UK fleet management suppliers to work with their customers much closer in helping deliver initiatives that can help them achieve cost savings.

"On a daily basis we work with our customers to ensure they have the most cost-effective fleet policy in place. Coupled with our continued investment in ProFleet2 and other innovative products recently launched, we believe that we have the most comprehensive range of fleet management solutions available to help deliver the necessary cost savings."

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