Practical Fleet Management During a Pandemic

During the COVID-19 situation, fleet management has started to look a little bit different to normal for fleet managers and business owners. Budgets are tight and there is a need to connect digitally, to ensure the safety of employees and the public.

It is critical for fleets around the world to start adjusting their fleet management strategies for the weeks and months to come.

So how do we manage our business assets remotely during this crisis?

How can we alleviate business risks and keep within tight budgets?

How do we put a proper fleet maintenance strategy in place to guarantee our vehicles are in good condition to avoid business interruptions and expensive repairs?

We want to help your fleet managers during this time, by suggesting a few tips to adapt your fleet management strategy.

Proactive Maintenance Strategy

Some fleets may have seen a dip in day-to-day activity due to clients squeezing their budgets, while others may be busier than usual with an increased demand for delivering essential supplies locally. Whether your fleet’s demand is high or slowed, preventive maintenance scheduling is still very important because you need to avoid any asset downtime. Having preventive maintenance measures in place ensures your vehicles are ready whenever you need them.
We suggest managing maintenance with the help of a cloud-based management software, where fleet managers can create service reminders for vehicles, to keep the whole fleet ready to go.

Managing Your Fleet Remotely

Managing your fleet remotely with software helps you to stay on top of fleet maintenance, while keeping your social distance. You can approve jobs, manage orders in real time and approve maintenance remotely. You can also use tracking software to track your drivers while they are out in the field. Fleet management software allows you to stay connected with your team of operatives and technicians, and still make sure standards are being upheld throughout your fleet operations.

Safety and Sanitizing Protocols

Health and safety is of the highest importance during this pandemic. You need to make sure that your fleet remains clean and your employees are practising hygiene protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This keeps both employees and the public safe!

On-site teams should avoid coming in close contact with co-workers or clients, and vehicles and equipment should be thoroughly cleaned every day. If your drivers interact with customers, they should be equipped with protective wear, such as masks and gloves.

Fleet and Business Integrations

Running your fleet and business on an integrated, cloud-based system will help your business during this time. Now is the perfect time to adopt a digital system that allows you to monitor your fleet’s expenses, track your drivers, monitor your inventory levels, and stay in contact with clients and suppliers while working remotely.

There has never been a better time to try out a cloud-based system, and for some businesses, it may even save them from falling under. A digitised system will not only help run your business, but it will help you go paperless and keep your employees safe.

We understand this is not an easy time for everyone. That is why having easy and full access to your fleet’s data can give you a peace of mind and ensures your fleet will stay proactive and successful during this lockdown period.

Please consider these tips for the health and safety of your entire fleet by streamlining maintenance in Eworks Tracking. Start your free trial or request a demo today!