This is a great time of year to reassess what’s working and what is not. Through the hectic chaos, it’s important to slow down and breathe. This can be easier said than done, but when it comes to preparing for next year, Fleet Managers can greatly benefit taking a moment or two to come up with some sound New Year’s Resolutions. Here are some ideas:
- Learn how to be proactive when it comes to safety. Learn what your drivers are doing when you’re not around and help them be accountable.
- Help your drivers stay on top of regular maintenance that they are responsible for by setting up regular inspections.
- Create guidelines for the purchasing of vehicles to help everyone remain consistent.
- Promote safe driving by setting up expectations and then following up with your drivers.
- Create metrics that will give you solid insight into overall fleet and vehicle performance. Include cost per mile as well as total cost trends and operating costs.
- Everything should be digital to help with simplicity and organization: invoices, work orders, receipts, pictures, employee records, product manuals, etc.
- Stay on top of the industry through ongoing education.
- Never lose sight of what it takes to be a great Fleet Manager. It will set you up as a leader in the industry and help you to remain relevant to your employer. Setting up regular preventive maintenance is also key to help you get the most out of your fleet. That’s what Mast Service Center is here for and we take great pride in helping you to be the best Fleet Manager possible.
When you are ready to partner with us, we’d love to meet with you to figure out the best way to help you keep your fleet moving. Schedule an appointment today with the highly skilled auto mechanics at Mast Service Center. Let us help keep you safe this winter and well beyond. Please note that our Breman location was closed on November 30, 2018, and our operations have migrated to our new, larger, Etna Green facility. Mast Service Center is located at 8608 North State Road 19 in Etna Green, IN 46524. We look forward to seeing you soon!