How to save money on company cars?

Drivers definitely influence the monthly cost of fleet operations to a high degree. Companies are thus introducing tracking systems, monitoring drivers at every turn and blaming them for inefficient driving. But shouldn't a company start with itself first?

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For drivers, excessive costs are quite easy to detect. Just look at who is responsible for the higher number of journeys, accidents, refueling, fines, or non-compliance with planned routes and everything becomes clear… It is definitely worthwhile for the company to control drivers, but at the same time, we should try to motivate them to keep costs as low as possible. Perhaps by running a competition for the most fuel-efficient driver of the month.

Vehicle monitoring has long proven to be one of the most effective cost-saving tools. If you don’t want to invest in a GPS, you can get by with a basic trip report. The software generates a logbook, weekly reports or records the costs of individual vehicles for you. With the app, you can easily optimize traffic and communicate better with your drivers.

However, all of this concerns primarily the drivers themselves. How should the company itself approach savings and what should change in fleet management? Start sharing cars within the company.

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You don’t have to share all of them. For example, set aside a few for a specific group of employees and use the appropriate tool to share them effectively.

A vehicle that is not assigned to a specific driver can be used by an employee who just needs it for half a day. With the system in place, you can then replace, say, 20 cars with ten to twelve shared cars. The application will take care of their efficient reallocation, for example, according to the total cost of ownership (TCO) or your specific needs. Sharing also gives you visibility of your entire fleet and all your journeys. It’s easy to see who drove where, when, and who is going where.

And that’s not all. The app can connect your employees who share the same driving direction and encourage them to carpool. Why take two vehicles to the same place when you can take one? You don’t worry about anything, the app takes care of everything for you.

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