Across the board vehicle cuts.
Cutting vehicle numbers across the fleet e.g. 20% demoralizes efficient managers and promotes a culture of holding vehicles in reserve, "just in case".
Extrapolating pilot findings across the whole fleet.
Vehicle surpluses at different sites can vary from 0% to 50%.
Fixation on fuel as the leading savings opportunity.
70%-80% of fleet costs are fixed so eliminating surplus vehicles can offer > 20 times larger savings.
Bundling all fleet audit activities into one RFP.
Prepare a separate RFP to request specialized right-sizing skill sets and accurate GPS to optimize your fleet.
Fleet Management company performs sizing audits.
Fleet size optimization included as a ‘free’ service by a vehicle supplier is not a recommended best practice.
Organizations often forget to optimize the fleet size BEFORE:
Outsourcing fleet management
Filling new vehicle requisitions
Renewing lease contracts
Transitioning to electric vehicles to decarbonize its fleet.