‘Grey fleet’ low management priority reveals survey
A total of 92.7%
of companies that use a contract hire or fleet management provider to assist
with the running of their fleet deem it as vital for their business, yet only
6% feel they need help with their ‘grey fleet’.
some of the statistics revealed in a poll by Grosvenor Leasing, which asked more
than 100 customers to rank what was important to them.
contract hire and fleet management of cars, the most in-demand services for
companies, in order of priority, according to the survey, were online fleet
management reporting, with 57.4% rating it as either ‘important’ or ‘very
important’, daily rental (47%), easi-Lease, for hires over 28 days (44%),
online driving licence checks (40.4%), direct day-to-day contact with drivers
(39.6%), accident management (35.8%) and fuel cards (18.5%).
two of the services widely offered in the sector as being essential for
companies with vehicle fleets ranked poorly in the survey.
A total of 57%
of companies felt ‘grey fleet’ management was either ‘unimportant’ or ‘very
unimportant’ (with 36.7% remaining impartial to the benefits), and only 17.3%
saw the value of risk management with 52% rating it as either ‘unimportant’ or
drew opinion from a broad cross section of our clients,” said Mary Dopson,
Grosvenor Leasing’s customer services director.
responded run vehicle fleets ranging from just a few cars and vans up to many
hundreds, making this a strong reflection of business needs.
interesting is the lack of interest in ‘grey fleet’ and risk management
because, without proper measures in place, these are areas that could leave a
company very exposed if a driver has a serious accident.
also both areas where a lot of money can be saved and, rather than being viewed
as an expense to the business, should be seen as offering a strong return on