We have uncovered something shocking; Managers at small-medium firms spend an average of 32 hours a month on fleet administration. Often with little supporting knowledge and no tools.

Our research – covering 250 companies - also revealed that 98% of Managers in charge of up to 50 vehicles were additionally accountable for many other tasks and duties alongside vehicle management, including general management, finance, sales, marketing and HR.

We uncovered that, in many cases, these Managers were not using potential time and money saving tools. For example:
-     65% of Managers with company vehicle responsibility manually approve all service, maintenance and repair work.
-     82% of small-medium companies are getting no discount of any kind from suppliers on their service, maintenance and repair costs.

To help these Managers, we have compiled a new small-medium business guide about Service, Maintainance and Repaire (SMR) for company vehicles.

Covering six key areas of SMR, the guide is simple and informative, designed to support those who have found themselves with vehicle responsibility alongside other roles, but lack the experience or resources that are usual at much larger organisations.

The main chapter headings of the report are:

- Why SMR is important

- How to create an SMR policy

- How to choose suppliers

- How to manage drivers and book work

- The financial aspect

- Management tools

Download the guide here Allstar SMR Guide

 

Our Marketing Director, Nick Webb, said: “We’ve created this guide so that those managing SMR for vehicles in small-medium businesses can benefit from the insights we have, building confidence and skills in managing maintenance as efficiently as possible. Fitting SMR management around other responsibilities means many will have limited time to investigate new management tools and methods, but that shouldn’t mean they miss out on time and money saving options.

“For those looking for a suitable product to help, our ServicePoint vehicle maintenance solution has already saved our customers more than £500,000 in SMR costs, thanks to pre-negotiated discounts of up to 50% on labour and up to 15% on parts at more than 9,000 garages. Our rules engine helps confirm the legitimacy and pricing of work while our online portal takes the pain out of using manual spreadsheets for the booking and approval process.”

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