Use these three ideas to cut the running costs of your business’ HGV fleet whilst also improving productivity and efficiency.
Many businesses that operate vehicles are currently facing challenges that mean they are under pressure to cut their fleet’s running costs.
Some of the key challenges facing transport operators today includes:
- Rising fleet costs.
- Driver shortages.
- An unstable economic climate.
- Market uncertainty.
In order to successfully cut costs, businesses must be creative and resourceful in how they operate.
Here are three ideas for effectively reducing the cost of your HGV fleet.
Update your fleet
Spending money on new vehicles may sound a little counterintuitive, but old and inefficient vehicles can be a real drain on resources. Not only do old and tired vehicles need more regular repairs and maintenance, they can also eat up a lot more fuel than modern vehicles.
Modern HGVs are generally safer, more comfortable to drive, and considerably more fuel efficient. The money you safe on maintenance and fuel across your fleet will mean that your investment is likely to soon pay for itself.
Your team of HGV drivers are largely responsible for many of the costs associated with running your fleet, their behaviour can have a significant impact on fuel consumption, repairs and maintenance, and insurance costs.
Ensuring that all drivers receive adequate training, performance monitoring, and regular reviews can help to keep the cost of your fleet down.
Investing in fleet management software can help your fleet to become more organised, efficient, and cost-effective.
Fleet management software uses data and real-time information to monitor traffic and help your drivers to plan the fastest and most efficient routes, saving your business fuel, time and money. It will also track and log information about each of your drivers and their performance to use during training to help improve performance ongoing.
If you require financial help or advice with updating your HGV fleet, speak to our team here at Richmond Asset Finance by giving us a call on 0113 288 3277. We provide a range of flexible vehicle finance and asset finance services.