Challenges and trends for fleet management in 2022
The challenges for fleet management and automotive in 2022
The pandemic and the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict represent an epochal challenge for the automotive market. Mobility restrictions, product shortages, delivery delays, rising costs, rising fuel prices and the energy transition require considerable efforts to adapt and, above all, to plan a strategy.
In the field of fleet management, in particular, it’s more than ever advisable to make informed decisions on trends and data, in order to adopt strategies to use assets and vehicles at the best.
What are the trends in fleet management in 2022?
We have identified some trends in current fleet management. Let’s see them together:
1. Implementation of sanitation and safety measures
The health emergency has made it essential to implement health safety protocols in Car Policies. We expect that at least for the whole of 2022, fleet management will have to comply with safety measures, activating vehicle sanitation procedures and providing adequate personal protective equipment to drivers.
2. Remote fleet management
More and more companies are abandoning home management through Excel sheets, to acquire a fleet management software that allows you to keep track of all the data relating to the car fleet in real time and from anywhere via mobile app. Complete and simplified fleet monitoring helps ensure that vehicles wear out evenly, avoiding downtime as much as possible. In this way, adequate resources are invested in preventive maintenance and repair costs are minimized.
3. Long-term rental
The trend of companies at the present time is that of long-term rental, which allows you to accurately plan the costs of a company vehicle, containing in a single fee the services necessary for its maintenance and at the same time facilitating the administrative management of the fleet. The long-term rental also frees you from the thought of reselling the vehicle and does not require any expense in the event of a malfunction of the car out of warranty not attributable to the driver.
4. Technology and connectivity
Technological evolution runs in the direction of monitoring the behavior of drivers. From GPS and telematic services that offer updates on vehicles in real time, to video recording devices in the passenger compartment. In general, checking the safety, maintenance and performance status of the vehicle helps to significantly reduce any unforeseen events and downtime.
5. Electrification and sustainability
The orientation of the European Union on the decarbonisation of transport is clear. To date, however, most company cars in Italy are still equipped with a heat engine. The most important resistances derive mostly from the high purchase costs of electric and hybrid vehicles, and the reduced capillarity of the charging stations. The pros of the transition to the electrified fleet are the significant savings in fuel costs and the lower taxation of the fringe benefit for cars with emissions below 60 g / km. It is a slow but inexorable process that fleet managers are expected to respond to.
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