Out with the old and in with the new

Have you thought about how well your fleet is functioning lately? Is there room for improvement? Procuring or disposing of vehicles can have a huge impact on the efficiency of your fleet, but it is often difficult to decide when to take this step.

If the size of your company has increased or decreased, it might be time to look into procuring new or disposing of old and unnecessary vehicles.

If your business is currently expanding, you will need to have enough vehicles in your fleet to ensure your staff are able to get where they need to be when they need to be there.

Having too few vehicles and running them into the ground is never a good idea, as this could result in hefty repair and maintenance bills, and may cost you more in the long run.

On the other hand, if your company's fleet contains more vehicles than are actually being used, you are just wasting money on fleet maintenance that could be put to better use elsewhere.

Even if your business has not grown or shrunk, disposing of old models that you're putting more money into (for repairs, etc.) than getting use out of and replacing them with newer, more efficient and reliable vehicles could vastly improve your fleet's performance.

Buying new vehicles may seem expensive in the short term, but they are an excellent long-term investment.

Smartfleet's online fleet services make acquiring and getting rid of vehicles a breeze. We give you access to a wide range of dealers who are offering to buy and sell in a highly competitive tendering environment, which means you'll get the best prices possible.

If your company purchases Smartfleet's fleet management software, or you opt to outsource your fleet management needs to us, we can help you keep track of vehicle usage and maintenance costs, and let you know when its time to procure or dispose of certain cars.