Making informed decisions often requires one to ask the right questions. If you are reading this, you are likely already asking yourself this important question: Would it make sense to outsource the management of my fleet?
Here’s the short answer: Enlisting a professional fleet management organization that has an advanced analytical toolkit, close relationships with each auto manufacturer and years of experience can reduce costs in a great many areas, while also allowing your organization to focus on your own core business. However, before deciding whether partnering with a professional fleet manager is the right move for your Community, there are a few more details to consider, and Caritas would like to smooth the decision-making process by asking a few questions of our own...
Q: Has the size of your fleet changed in the last 18-24 months?
The growing pains of a fleet naturally include a heavier and more time-consuming workload. The administrative support provided by our professional fleet managers allows your personnel to spend more time focusing on their primary role and responsibilities.
Q: Are your vehicles treated as portfolioed assets?
Caritas Vehicle Services provides regular management reports with detailed analyses of your fleet’s operating costs, allowing you to compare operating costs on a per-vehicle basis year-over-year. Our reports also allow you to see the true cost of ownership for each of your vehicles, or the “lifecycle cost”. We also work with your vehicle coordinator to forecast the optimal time for a vehicle to be replaced with newer vehicles that have more advanced safety features and better fuel economy.
Q: Does managing your fleet take away form managing your core business?
Some organizations prefer to manager their vehicles internally. However, if your current system is paper-based, and you find that having an adequate amount of time and manpower to properly manage your fleet is a constant struggle, it may be time to consider the services of a firm like Caritas, which offers a turn-key fleet management solution. Caritas has 60 years of experience managing fleets for non-profit and religious organizations with proven results.
Q: Are you local, regional or national?
Caritas manages thousands of vehicles and supports drivers that are located throughout the country. We're able to deliver new vehicles anywhere in the U.S. and our team manages the cumbersome process of titling and registering vehicles according the the specific requirements of each state. When it comes to vehicle maintenance and repairs, our clients have access to over 55,000 service facilities in all 50 states, and our 24-hour call center, which is fully staffed with ASE-certified technicians who are available 24/7/365.
Q: Is driver safety one of your main concerns?
Caritas works closely with clients to develop an overall Fleet Management Strategy including detailed Risk Management policies and Driver Safety policies all designed to reduce insurance costs and to maximize driver safety. To further ensure that vehicles are kept in the safest possible working condition, we recommends stringent guidelines for vehicle maintenance and vehicle replacement. Driver safety is our highest priority and this is reflected in every aspect of how we work with clients.
For more information or further inquiries, you may call (414) 813-8036 or request to speak with a Caritas representative by completing the information at: http://www.fleetservices.com/contact-fleet-services, and we will reach out to you promptly.