29/09/2020

If you’re a fleet manager, you should be aware of the best delegation tips to improve efficiency and productivity. Effective delegation is a key managerial skill, yet many managers don’t want to lose control or don’t quite know what tasks they should be offloading. In this article, we’re going to explain how to delegate as a manager of a fleet. We’ll discuss three tasks you can delegate to your fleet administrator, and share some general tips for effective delega...

25/09/2020

Understanding how to manage drivers well is one of the most important skills for a fleet manager; you'll forge a better working relationship with your drivers while improving productivity. However, effective fleet and facility management aren't always straightforward. When it comes to corporate fleet management, your drivers will make up one of the largest sectors of your workforce. For the most part, your drivers will be out on the road and therefore away from the office, so feeling ...

21/09/2020

All fleet managers have to follow duty of care requirements to safeguard their staff, vehicles and the overall business. In this article, we’re going to explore what duty of care means for fleet managers and fleet driving so you understand the measures you need to take. Duty of Care Meaning In the UK, by law, all companies have a duty of care for their employees. Specific duty of care requirements can vary between industries, however the duty of care meaning remains the same: comp...

15/09/2020

Building relationships with colleagues is key when it comes to successful fleet procurement. It's very easy for each working day to fly past us, focusing on our tasks at hand, yet have you ever stopped and thought about how well you know your colleagues? A good working relationship with colleagues not only results in a good work-life balance but also can improve yours and your colleagues' mood whilst at work, amongst other things. We take a look at the importance and main benefits of hav...

15/09/2020

When it comes to budgeting, every procurement department wants to make sure they’re staying well within the budget that’s been set. Whether it’s negotiating with suppliers to try and bring down procurement costs or reducing expenses across the department, there are numerous ways to ensure that the budget isn’t exceeded. However, how do you know the department is operating on effective budgets? This quick guide offers a few simple solutions for consideration to ensure your...

11/09/2020

Fleet safety should be a top priority for any fleet manager. After all, emphasising driving fleet safety leads to happier drivers, improved efficiency, and safer roads. In this article, we’re going to share our top seven fleet safety tips to help you improve your fleet safety management strategy. 7 Fleet Safety Tips 1. Formalise and share a detailed safety policy As a fleet manager, you have a duty of care for your drivers, so take the time to formalise a detailed safety policy. ...

11/09/2020

For effective fleet management, it’s important to maximise fleet efficiency wherever it makes sense to do so. Although this principle sounds straightforward, it can be challenging for managers to identify every area where fleet efficiency could be improved. We’re going to share three ways to increase fleet efficiency and keep your fleet budget as low as it can be. 3 Ways to Increase Fleet Efficiency 1. Use Fuel Cards Fuel cards are a game-changer when it comes to improving ...

30/07/2020

The relationship between a manager and an employee can have a significant effect on the productivity of any procurement department. When a procurement employee is performing at their best, it aligns positively against business goals and department targets. Generally speaking, employee management can be split into three different areas: 1. Acquisition 2. Employee engagement and retention 3. Performance feedback and development For you to deliver the most elevated level of management a...

29/07/2020

If you’re regularly replacing drivers, it’s time to assess your driver turnover rate. There are several ways to do this, including gathering annual turnover figures and comparing them to the industry average to get an idea of how your company is doing. Separate the data into voluntary and involuntary turnover to get a clearer picture of the extent to which the problem lies with the employee or you, as the employer. Fleet turnover is high, especially in the haulage industry, and m...

28/07/2020

When you’re a busy fleet manager, and your drivers are distributed far and wide, it isn't always easy to build team rapport. On the surface, this may appear to be an unavoidable situation that doesn’t affect the team too much. But, when you look a little deeper, lack of rapport in your team could be costing your staff job satisfaction, resulting in poorer performance, and costing the company too. According to Forbes, 96% of employees believe showing empathy can improve staff t...