CompareMyFleet.com is offering a free fleet health check during May to help companies obtain maximum value for money when procuring vehicles and deliver other financial savings in areas of fleet management that frequently prove expensive.
The company has already helped numerous fleets save thousands of pounds per vehicle over the lifecycle of leased cars and vans after identifying up to a staggering 52% difference on monthly lease rates on the identical model over the same contract period and mileage.
Mark Pritchard, director of CompareMyFleet.com, said: “Economic conditions remain challenging for many organisations so it makes sense to review fleet funding methods, the make and model of vehicles operated and car and van utilisation to see if changes can be made that will deliver financial savings both to the businesses and to employees as a result of lowering their benefit-in-kind tax bills.
“Motor manufacturers are, it seems, almost daily introducing new low emission models that deliver excellent fuel economy and simultaneously low carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
“Only by regularly surveying the market will businesses have the knowledge of what models are available and whether they are suitable to meet operational demands.
“However, for many employees fleet management is a part-time role and they don’t necessarily have the time to be in close contact with the market or the required experience and knowledge to implement change.”
Fellow CompareMyFleet.com director Neil Birkbeck added: “We are also witnessing a trend towards companies unbundling services from suppliers so they can itemise the charge and the associated value of each element of the package provided.
“Too often fleets pay a single all-embracing monthly fee to a supplier without actually knowing the cost breakdown of the range of services provided.
“Working with clients we have been able to identify cost savings across the fleet in numerous areas that have resulted in organisations changing their company car and van policies, choice lists and suppliers and amending existing practices in relation to, for example, maintenance procedures, fuel management, accident management and overall vehicle usage.
“We are confident that we can help businesses obtain increased value for money by regularly reviewing their existing fleet arrangements and introducing more competitive solutions, while taking into account best practice and, crucially, operational requirements.”
The company has also produced its own ‘top tips guide’. See the website for more details.
Picture caption: CompareMyFleet.com founders Neil Birkbeck (left) and Mark Pritchard