6 Fleet Management Cost Savings Your Boss Will Love

Jayde Ferguson | 6/02/2015 1:58:17 PM

It doesn’t matter what industry you’re in, reducing costs is a mind-numbing battle field for any business owner.  For commercial fleet managers, managing costs is the number one challenge faced daily – and the constant budget restraints don’t help either. With the never-ending struggle to ease the organisation expenses, fleet managers need reliable and constant tactics to help drive down those business costs – both in the short term, and in the long term. ...

Fleetcare - Celebrating 25 Years

Jess Wallace | 22/10/2014 3:05:57 PM

'When we established Fleetcare 25 years ago we didn’t want to be like other fleet management companies. We wanted to create a business that was inspired by customers and dedicated to delivering a first class service. Rather than relying on our purchasing power to secure sales, we listened intently to our customers and tasked ourselves with saving them time and money in the most unlikely places – from fuel consumption and maintenance, to roadside recovery and management inf...

We answer your questions on fuel cards

Kirsten Brent | 10/06/2014 10:30:06 AM

Fuel cards are a fleet manager’s best friend. They make the process of your drivers filling up easy as they don’t need to worry about petty cash or reimbursements, and invoicing is a breeze at the end of the month. This all makes managing your fleet simpler, but on the rare occasion you may encounter a glitch with your fuel card or need other support in this area. In this article we answer some of the questions commonly asked by Fleetcare clients to keep your fleet running smoothl...

Comprehensive guide to motor vehicle insurance

Kirsten Brent | 17/04/2014 11:42:25 AM

Motor vehicle insurance is often considered a costly and inconvenient part for both individual motorists and when running a fleet. While the world of car insurance may seem like you are going out to battle in a minefield, knowing the basics and some tips of how to save can be crucial to getting the best deal whilst still protecting your vehicle. This article gives an overview of car insurance in Australia as well as how to save time and money and cover your car from any unforeseen circumstanc...

The benefits of outsourcing vehicle maintenance

Kirsten Brent | 20/02/2014 2:11:19 PM

Regular vehicle maintenance and servicing is one of the most important, yet headache-inducing areas of fleet management. The expense of vehicle maintenance coupled with having to take your vehicles off the road can wreak havoc for your fleet if not managed correctly. Delay or neglect to service your vehicles and you risk needing major maintenance undertaken in the future and higher vehicle running costs because your cars aren’t running as they should. To mitigate these risks many compan...

Getting the most out of your fleet management product

Kirsten Brent | 29/01/2014 10:45:28 AM

Congratulations – you have signed up for a fleet management product to take care of your fuel, maintenance and roadside assistance. While this is a great start to improving your fleet’s efficiency as well as saving your business money and hassle, did you know that fleet management can give you so much more? What’s even better is that it is possible to squeeze so much extra value out of your fleet management investment for free, or just a little extra a month. This article ex...

The benefits of fleet management reporting

Kirsten Brent | 27/11/2013 12:07:57 PM

When running a large corporate fleet, or even a smaller fleet as part of a small to medium enterprise, it can sometimes be an information overload – fuel receipts, odometer readings, and service logs can all stack up and cost your business time and money. By outsourcing your fleet management services and using a reporting software package, you can keep up to date and in control of your fleet. Reporting can offer countless benefits to your fleet and make your life exponentially easier &n...

Your guide to handling road works

Kirsten Brent | 21/10/2013 12:08:17 PM

We’ve all been there – driving along happily in free flowing traffic, only to see the long line of brake lights approaching. Then you see the lines of witches’ hats, flashing lights screaming out “road works ahead – expect delays” and workers holding “slow” or “stop” signs. You’ve hit the dreaded road works that you are likely to encounter on any trip through any major Australian city. Although being stuck in road works ca...

How to be prepared for any vehicle mishap

Kirsten Brent | 15/10/2013 10:16:25 AM

You know that old boy scout saying, “Always be prepared”? This statement couldn’t ring more true than when discussing vehicles and car travel. Anything from a flat tyre, minor damage to your car, an injury or spill can be a major inconvenience, but can also prove dangerous if you aren’t prepared. Worse still, if you are unlucky enough to be involved in a car accident, planning ahead can prove crucial. This article is all about expecting the unexpected when driving and ...

The power of 24/7 Information

Kirsten Brent | 8/07/2013 10:18:38 AM

In today’s global society where everyone is constantly connected by the Internet, the world of business has also become more global in nature than ever before. Because of the differences in time zones and the round-the-clock nature of modern living, resolving issues and spotting problems at any hour is more important than ever. The power of 24/7 information allows business owners to be constantly connected to every aspect of their companies, and fleet management is no exception. The...

The car sales top 10 January to May 2013 – The year so far

Kirsten Brent | 21/06/2013 3:49:03 PM

One year is a long time in the world of the automotive industry – a lot can change in terms of popular models and sales figures. In what has become a tradition here at Fleetcare, midway through the year we examine the sales figures and make predictions about which models will be on top at the end of the year.  How do the 2013 sales figures differ from statistics taken at this time last year? We take a look at the state of play for the year so far and ponder what the sales chart wil...

Fuel Cards for Small Business - How why and where you’ll save money

Rory Deegan - Online Marketing Executive | 30/04/2013 10:14:26 AM

At times, the troubles of managing a small business can be overwhelming. Every entrepreneur eventually realises that running a business is about more than simply going to the wall with a great idea. Logistics, employee management, taxes, and production problems will pose obstacles along the way. The wise small business owner will find ways to simplify and streamline their operation, minimising these problems as much as possible. Fuel Management For businesses that have employees on th...

Fleet finance options explained

Kirsten Brent | 11/04/2013 8:46:26 AM

When looking for ways to finance your vehicle fleet, it is easy to get bogged down in technical jargon, making it difficult to break down the facts and get a clear and simple comparison. In deciding which finance method is best for your fleet and business, it is important to fully understand the differences between the different funding options. This article aims to make the decision process easy, laying out the different types of finance options available to fleets. The different types o...

The know how guides – Changing a wheel

Maintenance department and Rory Deegan | 15/02/2013 1:34:12 PM

For many a flat tyre is an absolute nightmare, just the thought of pulling to the side of the road on a wet and windy day is enough to make most grimace. For the experienced hand the whole thing can be done in under 5 minutes, however for the novice it can be intimidating enough to ruin an entire day. While many feel confident and secure about changing a wheel, there are many who feel worried that one simple mistake could cause a serious calamity. While in many cases these people can rely on ...

Car security explored

Rory Deegan - Online Marketing Executive | 8/02/2013 1:39:30 PM

With the exception of the 2011/12 financial year, car thefts have been falling for the past 10 years. Like the dramatic falls in car related fatalities, huge improvements have been seen in the area but as long as cars are still being stolen and unrecoved there is still room for improvement. With all that in mind we thought we would go through some of the important features which may help in your efforts to protect your car.   What are the most popular/standard features? The sta...

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