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Setting Up A Fleet For Your Business

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Are you thinking about establishing a fleet in your business? This is a great move and can be a wonderful incentive if you are hoping to attract more of the best employees to your business. Here are some of the key considerations that you need to think about when setting up this part of your business. 

Choosing The Right Vehicles

First, you should think about the vehicles that you want to choose for your business. For instance, it could be worth investing in more expensive and luxurious vehicles. This can be useful if you are interested in new ways that you can impress clients and other people who might be visiting your business. Or, you could go in the opposite direction and focus entirely on keeping the costs low. We’ll discuss this in further detail later in this article. 

Consider Parking

Next, you do need to think about where you are going to park your fleet and where your employees are going to the park. Ideally, you need to make sure that the fleet is going to be secure when it’s not in use. This does mean that it’s worth spending a little more to get the right security features in place. One of the best options is going to be lighting. The right lighting will guarantee that your fleet is not left vulnerable in the middle of the night. 

What About Refueling?

In terms of cost, you definitely need to think about fuel. You need to determine who is responsible for refuelling the vehicles. You can, for instance, provide your employees with fuel cards. This is going to be useful if they are going to be using the vehicles throughout the business day for processes related to the company. You can also think about refuelling the vehicles yourself. However, for this, you will need the right setup. You can explore options like this on Gpi.net. Here you will be able to gain the equipment that you need to refuel your entire fleet on site. 

Keep A Check On Costs

Finally, you need to make sure that you are keeping a check on the costs for your fleet. It’s crucial that this doesn’t stretch your budget to the limit while still providing the quality that you require. To do this, it’s worth shopping around the markets for different providers. Don’t forget that there are a variety of other costs on top of leasing the vehicles. For instance, you will need to make sure that the vehicles are maintained the right way and safe for road use. If you don’t do this, then you could end up with serious trouble further down the road. 

We hope this helps you understand the key steps and factors that you need to consider when you are setting up a fleet in your business. Don’t forget that this is going to be a vital part of your business model, particularly for certain industries and sectors. The good news is that with the right choices you can ensure that your fleet is affordable as well as effective. 

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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