At Fuel Express, we know that managing a fleet can be difficult – especially if it’s a large fleet, so we’ve compiled some basic tips on how to take better charge of your operations.
1. Make checklists.
Checklists help keep everything in order, so use them whenever possible. Make checklists for your drivers, for your vehicles, for your delivery people, etc. so that no important detail gets left behind.
2. Put the right people in power.
When you hire your managers and supervisors, make sure they are people you trust, who are able to work under pressure and who keep your other employees motivated. They should build good relationships with your fleet drivers and know the ins and outs of the job so that they can be of assistance at any time.
3. Keep a tight budget.
Being profitable is hard work, but it’s easier if you keep a tight budget. With fleet fuel cards from Fuel Express, you can set spending limits and purchasing restrictions on each fleet fuel card so that your drivers don’t exceed the amount of money you’d like to spend. Click here for more information.
4. Remember your supplier.
Many fleet companies focus so much on their operations, they forget about the companies who supply their goods. Keep a good relationship with your supplier and consider their needs along with your own.
5. Maintain your vehicles.
Nothing is worse than a fleet company with vehicles that are below par in maintenance. Extend the life of your vehicles and keep them running smoothly by checking their tire pressure, changing their oil, washing and waxing them, and maintaining their fluid levels. A well-kept vehicle will give both you and your driver peace of mind.