Fleet management is vital for the safe operation of plant and equipment for hire. With routine inspections, maintenance, and scheduled repairs, fleet management helps ensure your machinery is in good working condition.
When it comes to managing your fleet, you can either choose to outsource from a company that specialises in fleet management or manage your fleet with a trained in-house team. There are pros and cons to both ways, you just have to choose which way will work best for your business.
If you still don’t know which way is better for your company, here are the pros and cons of both outsourced and in-house fleet management to help you decide.
Outsourced fleet management
|Technicians are well-trained on the latest technologies||There's reduced quality control|
|They present fixed cost agreements||Companies tend to mark up parts and services|
|Maintenance work are within the warranty specifications||Possible extended downtime for your machinery|
|Utilisation of expensive computer programs and diagnostic equipment||Some unnecessary repairs might be done to your machinery|
|Emergency roadside repair services are offered|
|Fleet maintenance is their company's core business|
|Your capital investment is reduced|
In-house fleet management
|Costs can be monitored||Technician training costs are high|
|Maintained quality control||Your company's focus can be driven away from its core business|
|Services procedures can be customised to your specifications||There's a need to invest on inventory for on-hand parts|
|Vehicle turnaround is quicker||Added cost for facility and human resources for fleet management|
|Costs for parts are lessened|
|Technicians are familiar with your equipment/vehicles|
|Unlimited access to maintenance records|
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Author's note: Information on this post was sourced from Fleet Soft