1. They welcome technology. Our recent blog highlighted the importance of digitalisation and the huge impact this is having on fleet management (read here). A good fleet manager will embrace technological changes and welcome it into their business. Whether you run a large fleet, or a smaller fleet; fleet management is an industry which is heavily involved with technology and it is unlikely you can avoid this!
2. They document everything important. If you are still documenting everything manually, do you ever worry about the following. What happens if I lose valuable documents? Or information is entered inaccurately? What if my staff fall behind on their documentation? Well, if this is the case, it’s time for a change!
Following on from our previous point on technology, a successful fleet manager is likely to document all important information electronically. At ABAX, we offer an electronic GPS vehicle tracking system which enables everything to be documented electronically and automatically. Not to mention, everything will be accurate and up to date, so goodbye to those previous worries!
Don’t quite believe us? Have a look at what some successful Fleet Managers have had to say about our system here.
3. They put safety first. A good boss put’s his employees first; including their safety and well-being. Managing a vehicle fleet can be risky business and with it comes the fear of road safety. If you are managing a fleet, you would be wise to implement all the practices you can to ensure your drivers are safe on the roads. If you wait until an accident does happen, then you may be dealing with some harsh consequences.
A vehicle tracker which works in real-time enables employers to view driver behaviour on a live-map. This means you can check the speed of your drivers, or react quickly and attend to a situation if necessary. Alerts can also be sent to Fleet Managers if there is any unusual behaviour, which decreases the risk of road accidents.
Remember – prevention is better than the cure!
4. They know the industry. Fleet management is a lot more complex than it may look to outsiders. It’s not just about observing routes and tracking vehicles. To become a successful Fleet Manager, you really need to know the ins and outs of the industry. You can do this in many ways, including reading trade publications, following blogs, attending seminars and keeping your eye on competitors, just to name a few!