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As we edge closer to wrapping up our second month of 2022, Fleet Managers have been getting an idea of what to expect from the industry for the rest of the year.

Last year was plagued by unreliable supply chains and it is looking as though this will continue for most of the year.

Many in the fleet industry have heard of or even experienced the struggle and annoyance of supply chain shortages, from both replacement parts to actually procuring vehicles. Vehicle manufactures have issued warnings to their customers that wait times are long with delays caused by the semi-conductor chip shortage.

Fleet managers are also expected to continue wrestling with high fuel costs has prices increase, breaking records and driving up the overall costs of a fleet.

While some negatives remain, there are positives to be expected.

Electric vehicle adoption is expected to increase as fleet managers begin exploring the electrification of their fleet. More options are expected to become available and according to the Electric Vehicle Council, by the end of 2022 Australians will have access to 27 additional EV models.

Automation has become an aspiring theme in 2022 as Fleet Management Software and solutions are used to streamline processes through automated workflows.

Even outsourcing maintenance as can be automated allowing for consolidated monthly billing, digital work orders, in-app communication, auto-approvals and more.

Another fleet management technology in 2022 is the massive increase in big data. Fleet managers can now access and analyse everything from GPS and telematics, fuel cards, risk and safety solutions, developmental services, all through automated reporting. This can give fleet managers complete insight into asset health, driver behaviour, productivity, return on investment (ROI) and total operational costs among other data points.

Interested in joining the 2022 trends? Check out the AfMA Supplier Directory to find those with the products and services you need as a fleet manager.