The productivity of your fleet drivers directly impacts your fleet operations. If your drivers are not at their most efficient, your business will suffer financially. Fortunately, there are ways your company can help improve your drivers’ performance.
Vehicle service maintenance
You may think that your vehicles are only as good as their drivers. However, if your vehicles are not in tiptop shape, it is going to slow down your drivers’ efficiency. It is important to have regular fleet maintenance. Preventive check-ups must be scheduled, and you must encourage your drivers to report any necessary repair.
Have someone trustworthy, assertive, and committed to lead your drivers. Hire a fleet manager that will not only oversee whether transactions are being fulfilled. Your fleet manager should constantly be looking for ways to execute techniques and strategies that will improve the processes and systems in place. You also need someone who can motivate and inspire the team.
Business-minded people would say that one cannot manage what is not measured. Thus, you need to make use of reporting to measure the performance of your drivers—from punctuality to effectiveness and efficiency. To make it more accurate and effective, you can explore available tools and technologies for tracking.
Fair compensation package
You do not want to scrimp on your salaries expense. If they feel underpaid and undervalued, you cannot expect that they will perform at their best even if your vehicles are well maintained and your technologies up to date. Giving them what is due would boost their morale.
Managing your fleet is hard work but one that you should not overlook because it can affect your overall business operations. The most important part of this is focusing on your fleet drivers and providing them with all opportunities and resources to be efficient, productive, and valuable in your company.