A string of new technology-based features have been launched by Fleet Service Great Britain (FSGB), designed to save customers time and money in managing their company car and commercial vehicle operations and ensure legislative compliance.
The latest IT initiatives include: Event Scheduler, Bespoke Categorisation, Proactive Service, Maintenance and Repair and Rental Check Sheets.
FSGB head of sales Marcus Bray said: “FSGB’s IT solutions come from working hand-in-hand with customers and listening to the issues and problems that they face on a daily basis.
“Fleet management continues to evolve with technological advances for managing vehicles, drivers and journeys, but ultimately success continues to be built on listening to clients."
The new Event Scheduler provides customers with an online overview of ‘planned events’ - for example servicing and MoT scheduled dates, oil change and cam belt replacement - during the fleet life of any vehicle and associated spend. The solution is designed to assist with reducing vehicle off-road time and aid vehicle disposal planning.
Bespoke Categorisation enables FSGB customers to easily identify all vehicles that perform a certain operational function or have a customised feature. As a result, FSGB has created a series of standardised categories that are applied to every managed asset enabling customers to split out management information based on their own requirements. Current categories are: Body type, feature, fleet type, number of seats and vehicle type.
Proactive Service, Maintenance and Repair (SMR) is designed to assist customers and their company car and commercial vehicle drivers in complying with critically important manufacturer service schedules and MoT demands. Proactive SMR is an enhancement that uses FSGB’s vehicle management system’s ‘due item’ data to alert drivers as early as possible. The feature identifies a forthcoming service, MoT or additional inspection based on time or mileage and starts the pre-booking set up.
Rental Check Sheets is an enhancement to FSGB’s Driver App which will enable the completion of a check sheet for any vehicle hired to a driver.
The aim of the service is to alert a driver via the Driver App prior to the rental reservation to complete a vehicle check to identify any existing damage and note the vehicle condition on delivery or as soon as possible. It is also an opportunity for FSGB to remind drivers to note the level of fuel that the vehicle was delivered with and draw their attention to key information relevant to the rental booking.