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7 Reasons Why Vehicle Condition Should Not be Part of an Employee's Annual Job Review

June 18, 2016

If an employee threw trash all over the office floor, scratched the paint off the walls, broke the light bulbs, left holes and dents in the wallboard, and skipped routine maintenance on the copier until it overheated and broke, no manager would tolerate this abuse. Yet, that is exactly what some companies tolerate when drivers abuse their company-provided vehicles.

Tags: Resale Value, Driver Behavior, Fleet Policy, Vehicle Abuse

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Saturday, June 18, 2016 7:19 PM | » Comments(3)

Fleet Policy Is a Crucial Component of a Successful Cost-Control Strategy

June 16, 2016

The overwhelming majority of drivers want to do what’s right for the company; however, just because your company implements a written fleet policy doesn’t mean drivers are following it. A common problem is the fleet manager communicates policy to the drivers’ managers, but the word doesn’t get down to the individual drivers. How do you increase driver compliance with fleet policy? Here are 10 suggestions.

Tags: Drivers, driver safety, Compliance, Cost-Cutting, Communications, Fleet Policy

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:09 AM | » Comments(2)

Implementing a Driver Communication Strategy

May 5, 2015

I recently attended a seminar comprised of fleet drivers from different corporations, and what surprised me was that none of them knew the name of their company fleet manager. Is this important? I think so.

Tags: Fleet Policy, Communication, Focus Group

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, May 5, 2015 8:51 AM | » Comments(2)

Increased Fleet Efficiency Makes Reimbursement a More Expensive Option

June 18, 2014

The relentless demand by management to reduce costs year-over-year is producing extremely cost-efficient fleets. The best example is the trend by some fleets to shift drivers from allowance or reimbursement programs to the company-provided vehicle program. For these companies, they are finding that it is less expensive to have an employee participate in the company car program than providing a driver allowance.

Tags: Competitive Allowance Program, Fleet Efficiency, Fleet Incentives, Fleet Policy

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Wednesday, June 18, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(0)

Is Your Executive Fleet a Headache? Count Your Blessings

May 1, 2014

There’s no other way to say it, except bluntly: Managing an executive fleet is a headache. I am not going to say otherwise. But, if it is one of your job responsibilities, consider yourself luckier than others. Managing an executive fleet puts you in front of senior management and gives you an opportunity to showcase your value to the company. Here's how you can leverage this to your maximum benefit.

Tags: Compliance, Fleet Policy, Executive Fleet

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

How to Minimize the Risk of an Internal Audit of an Employee Sales Program

November 7, 2013

When selling out-of-service fleet vehicles to employees, companies need to ensure fleet policy is uniformly applied — without exception — and that all buyers are treated uniformly and consistently. If you are involved in individual price negotiations, it is prudent to document the sales process. Auditors want to ensure that policy is being enforced uniformly and consistently throughout the organization. Here's what you need to do to ensure you sail through an internal audit with flying colors.

Tags: Resale, Fleet Policy, Internal Audit

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Thursday, November 7, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

Policy Versus Guideline: The Trend Toward Flexible Replacement Cycles

October 4, 2012

Nearly all fleet-related expenses, both fixed and operating, are influenced by when a vehicle is taken out of service. A growing number of fleets are shifting to more flexible vehicle replacement cycles. Some fleets no longer call their replacement cycle a policy and instead call it a “guideline.” They want to reserve the right on determining when to take a vehicle out of service based on prevailing market conditions rather than predetermined mileage and months in service.

Tags: Replacement Cycles, lifecycle, Fleet Policy

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Thursday, October 4, 2012 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)



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