Designing the Policy Designing the Policy
There are many examples of fleets already meeting these objectives through improved polices. The classic approach is to start with a reappraisal of where the fleet is, and where it needs to be. There is an easy standard process to follow for this, based on the 4 key areas of fleet operation.
The various techniques for achieving improvement can be grouped under 4 categories:
- "The Journey" - identifying necessary and unnecessary mileage or use of vehicles
- "The Vehicle" - setting criteria to provide the right vehicle for the job; at the right time, and at the right price
- "The Driver" - as user, as performance reporter and as a remote colleague who needs guiance, support - and control
- "The System" - the overall administrative, management and reporting structure needed to ensure the safe and legal operation of the fleet, accounting for the needs and aspirations of drivers, senior management and other stakeholders