As a female business owner, the responsibility of keeping your fleet running safely and efficiently falls squarely on your shoulders. It’s easy to let things slip when you don’t have anyone around to remind you of what needs to be done. This article will show you how to keep track of your business fleet and keep your business running smoothly.
Don’t let your business vehicles generate unnecessary costs. This article empowers you to turn fleet nightmares into business growth.
Understanding repair works
Every business fleet will eventually require repairs. Understanding these costs, how to get them done, what they cover, and more is vital. Before you hire a mechanic or pay for a repair, it’s good practice (and insurance-friendly) to speak with your insurance agent about repair coverage and maintenance procedures that are right to protect your fleet value. Many insurers offer instant quotes online, so it’s fast and easy to find out whether you qualify for service discounts.
Different types of vehicles
There are different types of vehicles in a fleet, including cars, trucks, SUVs, vans, and motorcycles. It’s important for every entrepreneur to understand each vehicle type’s maintenance needs so they can better keep their fleets running efficiently. To do that, some research is needed. If you don’t know much about cars (or don’t have time), hire a professional who does.
Finding professional mechanics
Wherever you are, your business vehicles should be serviced by someone who knows your type of car. For example, if you have a fleet of SUVs, you’ll want a mechanic who knows how to work on them and can provide specialist auto repair and inspection. That way, you know that your drivers are in safe hands and will get back on the road quickly. You might also consider scheduling regular vehicle servicing based on mileage and the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Business fleet insurance
One way female bosses can protect their business fleets is through thorough research into fleet insurance. Having adequate insurance for your fleet can save you a lot of time and money in case of a total loss or some kind of accident. It’s important to understand which insurance policy is best suited for your needs. You can find local policies for short distances and national or international coverage for big transportation businesses. Your insurer will also consider safety and tracking solutions as part of the quote.
Effective fleet schedules
By managing your driver and vehicle mileage, you can ensure that scheduled maintenance works are being carried out at regular intervals. Good records will also enable you to comply with legal mileage limits and avoid expensive penalties. To ensure that all your drivers stick to a standard schedule, be sure to include driver training in your plan as well.
Keeping drivers safe on the road
Dash cam footage, GPS tracking, and mileage tracking can help protect your drivers. Most insurance companies will request these additions for large business fleets, but you can implement them in a fleet of any size to save costs on your insurance and vehicle management.
These come as an addition to road safety awareness programs and fleet driving training.
As an entrepreneur running a small business, it’s tough to stay on top of everything. Hopefully, these few tips can empower you to make the most of your business fleet and drive your venture forward. Through quality fleet management, you can do amazing things with your business!