Fleet Alliance has completed a fifth successive record year in terms of fleet size, revenue and profitability.
At the end of last year, Fleet Alliance finished with a record fleet size of 18,400 vehicles under management on behalf of business customers, with continued growth in the SME and mid-corporate sectors of the fleet and business market.
At the same time, the company has reported a fifth successive record in terms of income levels and operating profit performance.
Fleet Alliance has also revealed a number of new technological enhancements to its driver portal to improve service levels for company car drivers, available either through their desktops, laptops or the e-Fleet Mobile app – the web-based smartphone app which provides access to the e-Fleet system.
The new developments will allow drivers to record business and private mileages remotely and electronically, and for mileages to be verified using national postcodes.
Drivers will also be able to compare and contrast vehicles online, trade up or down – depending on company policy – and place vehicle orders online, as well as having access to specific documents such as insurance certificates or driver licences while mobile.
The new functionality will allow fleet managers to monitor accumulating mileages more effectively and produce predictive mileage reports to identify those vehicles in danger of exceeding contract mileages. It will also identify non-compliant drivers who are overdue with mileage reports, services or MOTs on a consolidated basis.
All maintenance and accident management information will now be incorporated into the e-Fleet system, showing trends and identifying areas of concern, while new daily rental reporting will capture relevant P11d information for all daily hires.
Fleet Alliance managing director Martin Brown said: “We are delighted to be able to report another record in 2015 with a new record fleet size of more than 18,400 vehicles and some great awards results during the year.
“Looking at the coming year, ‘cautiously optimistic’ would perhaps best sum up our mood.
With profit warnings in the UK, a slowing Chinese economy and turbulence in global markets, it would appear that some of the signals are pointing to this year being a little tougher than 2015.
“However, we remain confident that 2016 will still prove to be a strong year for the fleet and leasing sector in the UK. And we go into the year looking to build on our fifth successive record performance, although the level of growth is more difficult to predict at this stage,” he said.