Using your own car – or set of cars – for fleet management services is often referred to as “grey fleet.” However, if a recent report is true, it could soon be referred to as the “dead fleet.”
According to Chevin Fleet Solutions, fewer organizations are relying on the grey fleet idea, largely due to risk management issues. Instead, more fleet managers are providing drivers with vehicles on an as-needed basis. However, this option creates its own set of care problems, Chevin executives said.
Chevin Sales Director David Gladding told Fleet World that his organization recently held a public sector user group event where the issue of grey fleets was discussed. Gladding said that public sector organizations have a wide range of people who use “everything from small cars to items of plant that fall under the remit of the fleet.”
“Coming up with policies to decide who can drive what in which conditions requires very detailed analysis in risk management terms as well as an effective administration system to ensure that it is properly implemented,” he said. “This is where the use of fleet software to manage the situation was discussed.”
While it can be difficult to manage, Gladding explained that this is why companies must have strong risk management solutions.
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