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Online pool fleet management keeps ARI ahead

Fleet management company ARI has adopted CD Auction Group’s online Pool Fleet Management (PFM) programme as a core product, saying it can save its clients' time and money when managing a major capital asset.

The programme has already been taken up by a national utility company and a well-known charity, with more significant business wins on the way.

A major challenge with the utility company, which has a mixed fleet of 60% vans and 40%, is the reallocation of vehicles.

The client imposes strict KPIs which must be met in order to reduce vehicle downtime and to get the right vehicle, to the right driver, in the right condition.

“If we can get the vehicle straight to the driver and in great condition, then we have a happy driver from day one, which means they will be more likely to look after the vehicle while they have it,” said Kelly Kalra, client account manager at ARI.

“The client also has peace-of-mind as vehicles being transferred from one driver to another are rigorously checked, including livery and overall corporate image.”

Another benefit is the reporting and fleet visibility that the CD Auction Group’s PFM home page provides. The ARI team describes it as “intuitive” with only a short training session required to understand how to maximise its functionality.

Clients can see the status of their whole fleet on one screen before drilling down to the detail and running their own management reports.

The PFM programme is just the latest example of a strong working relationship between ARI and CD Auction Group.

“CD Auction Group work hard for us and our clients,” says Gary Dinsey, account manager at ARI. “It’s a team effort and they’re prepared to go the extra mile.

“CD Auction Group’s PFM programme works seamlessly with our overall fleet solution, providing a truly holistic offer.”

This close working relationship is leading to more ARI clients looking at adopting online Pool Fleet Management.

“We know, looking at our client needs today, CD Auction Group is ticking all the boxes,” concludes Dinsey.

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