Minimising maintenance and repair downtime is a growing concern for fleets looking to maximise the productivity of their company cars and vans, according to epyx.
The company says that it is seeing increasing efforts to cut downtime through its Downtime Management module, part of the 1link Service Network e-commerce platform.
David Wallace, sales and business development director, explained: “A vehicle which is off the road is an unproductive vehicle and impacts directly on company productivity. A working vehicle like a delivery van or a salesperson’s car needs to be available all the time and if it is not, it means additional costs in terms of a hire vehicle or lost opportunities.
“At a point in time when the economy is weak, we are seeing more and more fleet managers proactively trying to reduce their downtime in order to boost their fleet productivity. There appears to be an ever clearer understanding that downtime is a cost issue.”