Unfortunately, vehicle downtime is inevitable for all service fleet operators, often resulting in losses in productivity and revenue. Even those with the most comprehensive maintenance and driver training programmes can fall victim to breakdowns and collisions, which lead to additional repair costs and downtime when vehicles are off the road.
It is anticipated that downtime as a result of traffic accidents causes small to medium-sized fleets to lose the equivalent of five working days a year, in addition to an average £6,000 worth of repairs.
However, the good news is that, while downtime cannot always be entirely prevented, there are several steps you can take to minimise it following an accident.
This guide outlines the best ways to prevent fleet downtime, covering:
• Preventative maintenance tips.
• Risk awareness.
• Use and analysis of telematics data.
• Creating the ‘perfect’ FNOL process.
• Choosing an accident management partner.