There are a lot of traits that fleet managers can adopt to successfully manage their fleet. This article will focus on 10 management traits as identified by Mike Antich, author of the Automotive Fleet Magazine.
- Goal-Oriented Fleet Management
These fleet managers are goal-oriented in every area of their fleet. They set goals, such as ensuring the safety of drivers, driver productivity and lowering certain operational costs such as fuel costs.
Globaltrack’s growth consultants’ work alongside fleet managers, to help them in managing their fleet optimally, whilst bringing down their operational cost.
- Focus On Internal Customers
They value their stakeholder relations, and keep senior management informed on things such as the performance of their fleet, budget requirements and the reach of KPI’s
- Develops Partnership With Suppliers
They value their relationship with suppliers, and are informed about the latest products and services in the market.
- Practices Strategic Fleet Management
Developing benchmarks, and using metrics to monitor the progress of achieving objectives are important to these fleet managers.
Globaltrack’s fuel monitoring and driver behaviour performance reports are tools that fleet managers can incorporate to reach their KPI’s.
- Ability to Implement Effective Fleet Policies
These fleet managers use a strategic perspective to control costs, by implementing suitable policies and selecting the right vehicles and suppliers.
Once Globaltrack’s solutions are implemented into clients’ fleet, we are able to show our clients’ how much money we save them, and what procedures they can put into place to reduce their operational cost.
- Expertise in Cost Containment
Successful fleet managers proactively look for ways to maximise the productivity and revenue-generating capacity of their fleet, whilst finding ways to decrease the operational costs and make their fleet more efficient.
- Management’s Encouragement to be Innovators
These fleet managers are encouraged by managers, to find innovative ways on lowering their operational cost.
- Knowledge Transcends Fleet Management
These fleet managers go above their day-to-day fleet work, by looking at the company’s goals. In doing so, they are able to proactively alter their management approach as the corporate environment changes.
- Manages Fleet with a Long-Term Perspective
Long-term fleet planning is used to develop strategies and tactics, for cost containment and reductions.
- Excellent Communicator with Sound Judgment
These fleet managers have excellent communication skills, and are able to make sound judgment calls, by working well with various people in each department.
Globaltrack’s growth consultancy team provide an efficient approach to fleet issues, and help clients look at the actual make-up and people of their operations, to come up with solutions that are best tailor-made to suit the organisation’s goal.
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