Allstar has produced a guide to help fleet managers in small-medium businesses manage the service, maintenance and repair (SMR) of their fleet more effectively.
According to the report, fleet managers at small-medium firms spend an average of 32 hours a month on fleet administration, often with little supporting knowledge and no tools.
Nick Webb, Marketing Director at Allstar, said: “We’ve created this guide so that those managing SMR for fleets at small-medium businesses can benefit from the insights we have, building confidence and skills in managing fleet maintenance as efficiently as possible.
“Fitting SMR management around other responsibilities means many will have limited time to investigate new management tools and methods, but that shouldn’t mean they miss out on time and money saving options.”
Allstar’s research – covering more than 200 businesses - also revealed that 98% of those responsible for fleets of up to 50 vehicles were additionally accountable for a range of other tasks and duties alongside fleet management, including general management, finance, sales, marketing, HR and more.
According to the report, 65% of managers with company vehicle responsibility manually approve all SMR work and 82% of small-medium businesses are getting no discount of any kind from suppliers on their SMR costs.