Long holiday weekends in May, summer holidays, winter break: quiet periods for your vehicles are an opportunity to focus on improvements that are difficult to prioritise in normal times. How can you keep your vehicles secure when they are not being used? How can you make the most of these quiet times?
Read our advice on organising these periods of inactivity, prioritising what you do and making the most of the features offered by a fleet management solution to make a success of your fleet over the long term.
Does your fleet spend the night in a car park or at a depot? Ensure your parking is secure
Are your vehicles kept parked outside? Ensure security-conscious driver behaviour
Fitting your equipment (vehicles, HGVs, machinery, property) with GPS trackers means they can be monitored effectively in periods of activity but also when they are not being used.
You can opt for the positioning system that is right for you by defining the monitoring parameters suitable for your needs within your fleet management solution (types of property, time periods and geographical areas covered).
The longevity of your fleet is dependent on proper maintenance of your vehicles. Periods of inactivity are the ideal time to carry out repairs and preventive maintenance.
Car policies are often underused, sometimes due to a lack of time to spend on documentation. It is not uncommon for them to contain only the rules on vehicle allocation, use and management. Yet when properly used, a Car Policy is a strategic tool for your fleet management: it can foster autonomy in your drivers by making available all the information they need on a mobile app, for example, saving you significant amounts of time on administration.
Make the most of quiet periods to revise this effective tool, making use of its full potential:
Quiet periods for your fleet allow you to spend time analysing vehicle activity without any interruptions. A fleet management tool is the ideal aid for this, offering a 360° vision of your fleet’s activity.
Don’t yet have a fleet management tool? The next quiet period may be an opportunity to start implementing a fleet management solution and exploring its activity management assistance features.
The time is here for energy transition commitments. In view of the latest regulatory developments, more and more fleet managers are considering a switch to electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. Quiet periods can provide an opportunity to spend time on an electrification appraisal. What this entails:
*(Can be done under our partnership with the Praxedo solution)
The fleet appraisal tool implemented by Ocean supports you with all these tasks by using data from the current combustion engine vehicles and electric/plug-in hybrid vehicles newly integrated into your fleet.
Perhaps this is the moment to read that article you bookmarked weeks ago?
Quiet times for your fleet are a chance to read up on the latest in fleet management:
At Ocean, we regularly share brief articles on topics relevant to fleet managers: