Established in 1982 Shentongroup have been supplying and maintaining all aspects of combined heat and power systems and critical power continuity, to both public and private organisations for over 30 years. One of their main company objectives is ‘to provide the highest level of customer service through their corporate philosophy of commitment, innovation and integrity,’ so with this in mind they wanted a vehicle tracking system that was going to go above and beyond to help improve their efficiency and in turn, maximise their customer satisfaction.
Here at RAM Tracking, our innovation is very much fueled by our customers so it’s vital to us to build maintain a good relationship with them throughout their contracts – not just at the point of sale. We spoke with Isabel Doyle, Purchasing Co Coordinator at TRAC Engineering, a leading supplier of infrastructure engineering services - and one of our many valued customers - to gain a deeper insight into TRAC Engineering’s experience with our products and services.
Many people assume that the roads will be busier during the summer holiday period as families battle to make their way to their hard-earned breaks away. However, we gathered customer data and compared traffic volumes 6 weeks before the 2017 school holidays, and during the summer break and found that for business’ out on the road generating revenue, this period is actually much quieter! So how can your business benefit from the quieter roads during this time?
There are contests and results for “the best” vehicles posted, almost daily, throughout the UK and Europe. Each company is constantly attempting to stay ahead of the curve and prove that they are one of the top: “Most Reliable,” “Cheapest Option,” “Best Value…” the list goes on and on. It can be a challenging finding the most reliable vehicles to hire for an organisation in the UK when establishing a fleet, and in this article, we will dive deeper into an understanding of what options are available to hire for a business and which options can be considered the most reliable vehicles to hire in the UK.
By developing a fleet of vehicles, your business is likely to face the challenging decision of who will be there to assist when you have a driver stranded on the side of a busy motorway, with lost time and the ability to stay calm rapidly decreasing. The degree of panic that may or may not occur as a business will depend directly on whether the appropriate breakdown and recovery plan has been put in place.
When starting out a vehicle fleet, or redeveloping an existing fleet, for a business it is critical to be able to develop a daily vehicle checklist that will be conducted before use of the vehicles on the fleet. A business fleet should always have structure developed from process and procedure. By putting together a vehicle hire checklist for a company to utilise daily, the structure is supported within the process to help develop efficiencies and productivities that will lead to decreases in cost as well as increases in customer satisfaction.
Fleet management is a tremendous industry, valued at over €250 billion throughout Europe, with an annual growth rate of 16 percent over the past 5 years. It is a function that allows an organisation, that relies on transportation in business, to be able to remove or help to minimise risk associated with the vehicle investment. Fleet management allows for improvement in efficiency, productivity, and reduction in cost amongst staff and transportation while meeting the goals of consumers in the areas in which the business serves.
You see it every day on the road, a stranded motorist waiting for technicians to respond while they are waiting, not so patiently, with a mobile phone in hand catching up on the daily business happenings. In fact, a recent study by the UK government illustrated that, on average, over 154,864 vehicles breakdown every year on UK highways; that is over 400 per day. Time spent away from the primary business functions needed throughout any given day may cost a business considerably in time and action, resulting in potential losses or detriment to the bottom line.
When it comes to making important financial decisions in business that will impact the bottom line, the decision to finance a business vehicle over a direct purchase is at the forefront of every business owners’ mind. Additional concerns such as liquidity, long-range forecasting, and countless other thoughts begin bouncing around. Decisions in business should always be grounded on numbers, not on impulses, so it becomes vital to make strategic choices that will enable or contribute to the bottom line rather than detract.
No two business owners in the UK will have exactly the same experience when it comes to running their company, but there are some concerns that will be nationwide. Let's take a look at five problems that any and all business owners in the UK may be finding himself or herself up against.
- Q&A with Shentongroup
- Q&A with TRAC Engineering
- Introducing RAM Live – Our 3G live-streaming dash cam for fleet vehicles
- How dash cams can be used to enhance corporate duty of care
- How does the summer holidays impact fleet management?
- How to Stay Safe in Your Vehicle in the Summer
- The Most Reliable Vehicles to Hire for Business | RAM Tracking UK
- How Dash Cams Can Help Reduce Insurance Premiums
- Fuel costs - historic analysis and projections for 2018
- How to pick the right breakdown and recovery provider for your business