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The past few years have been challenging for business. Fleet operators have been particularly impacted, as they juggle new COVID-19-related safety concerns, ongoing new vehicle shortages, and (in many case) increased levels of customer demand for their products or services. In an ideal world, these businesses would be looking to grow, update, or modernise their fleets to increase efficiency, reduce fleet running costs, and better deliver to the needs of their customers.
Unfortunately, interim insights from the 2022 Corporate Fleet Insights research tell us that most fleet operators have not been able to do this given the impact of global new vehicle shortages. While they are responding by increased forward order planning or switching makes and models, this either leaves them sitting with unfulfilled orders in the books with manufacturers, or a less efficient fleet as they lose the benefits of standardisation. Close to half have also been forced to extend the life of their existing assets, which can impact the business in areas like additional financing costs, lack of compliance with safety specifications, and increased servicing and maintenance requirements.
These issues are important considerations for fleet operators and industry suppliers alike. The 2022 Corporate Fleet Insights report will provide critical insights into how fleets are responding to this challenging operating environment, and the support they need to ensure success over the next 12-24 months.
If your business operates a fleet, we’d love to hear about how you are addressing this issue (and others) through your participation in this important research. Everyone who takes part receives a free summary of the results.
Please click this link to take part.
For suppliers, the 2022 reports will be made available for purchase in May. Contact ACA Research to find out more.
Ben Selwyn, Director, ACA Research