Traditional methods of determining the most cost-effective fleet size can be inefficient and inaccurate. Several alternative methods can be used to right-size your fleet without degrading the delivery of products, services, and transportation of employees and customers. As fleet managers know, a fleet’s cost is directly proportional to its vehicle total. Today, fleet professionals are under increasing pressure to reduce costs, and one of the most obvious ways to do this is to trim fleet size. Pressure from management wanting to eliminate vehicles on one side, and pressure from customers wanting to retain vehicles on the other usually puts the fleet manager in the seemingly unfair position as an “arbitrator” in this struggle. Thus, rightsizing methods must be fact-based, apolitical, rational, and defensible to all parties.
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