What are fleet management solutions?
Fleet management solutions are designed to help businesses that operate and manage large numbers of vehicles and which are facing increasingly complex operations due to regional expansion, strict national regulations, increased fuel and maintenance costs and loss of productivity. Fleet optimisation services involve independent expert reviews of your existing fleet, processes and activities, as well as recommendations and guidance on best practice for improving fleet management to increase efficiency and reduce cost.
Why is fleet management and optimisation important?
There are multiple benefits to conducting a fleet optimisation Project:
- Streamline your vehicle processes to improve profitability and remain agile to withstand increasing competitive pressure
- Minimise your residual value risks by using overall fleet management solutions that include reconditioning of used, returned and remarketed vehicles
- Increase your work efficiency by implementing quality and process optimisation to streamline your administrative activities to be able to focus on your core business
- Increase productivity with complete solutions that increase the operational readiness of your fleet and build the operational skills of your drivers
- Ensure reliable operations through strengthened professional driver skills and occupational health and safety solutions to ensure your staff remain fit and productive
TÜV SÜD has decades of fleet management and fleet optimisation experience
TÜV SÜD has a long history in transportation and safety, with over 100 years of experience in providing solutions to make mobility safer and more reliable.
Together with our subsidiary Fleet Logistics, we act as your trusted partner to your fleet management business, understand your business needs and provide complete solutions for your fleet operations. Leveraging our common expertise ensures that your fleet operations are optimised for efficiency and profitability and operational, occupational and safety risks are minimised. Our customer-focused approach to quality and safety results in solutions that provide long-term value to your organisation. Furthermore, we are also fine-tuning our one-stop shopping concept and extending our portfolio to include new services for shared mobility (e.g. car-sharing fleets) and intermodal transport.
As a neutral vehicle management service provider, Fleet Logistics offers global fleet advisory, operational fleet management and reporting to optimise client’s fleet according to their strategic requirements. Managing 180,000 vehicles in leasing and purchase, the local Fleet Logistics experts use their know-how and state-of-the-art systems to identify and exploit costs saving opportunities for customers. The unique combination of local expertise, internationally linked processes and systems and a market neutral poition, allows full Client support in the strategic development of their vehicle fleets.
TÜV SÜD’s fleet management services
TÜV SÜD provides fleet management solutions that cover all aspects of your transportation operations:
- Quality and process optimisation – Our experts can advise you on improvements to your fleet operation processes and quality standards. We provide auditing and certification according to ISO 9001 management systems and provide computer-based tools that automate processes for better efficiency.
- Environmental efficiency – We analyse critical points of your operations and provide suggestions to help reduce carbon emissions and fuel costs based on our GreenFleet® concept.
- Documentation services – TÜV SÜD can efficiently manage vehicle registrations and administrative paperwork for your business.
- Occupational health, safety and training – We can review your accident prevention policies and propose occupational health and safety programmes. Our experts also design training programmes to ensure safe and sustainable driving capabilities for your drivers.
- Used car management – Our experts can recondition, coordinate repairs and conduct independent assessments of your used vehicles before they are remarketed to maximise your returns.
- Damage assessments – TÜV SÜD offers damage assessment reports that cover issues related to insurance settlement.
- Value appraisals – We provide vehicle appraisals to determine depreciation and value for commercial purchase.
- Vehicle inspection – TÜV SÜD offers expert technical inspections, including emission testing and vehicle modifications to ensure overall safety and meet the requirements of authorities.
- Vehicle contract management – We support you in negotiating and adjusting contracts by analysing and designing contracts, or setting cross-border standards.
Additional truck fleet management services
TÜV SÜD can provide customised solutions that addresses all aspects of operating commercial truck fleets from planning, staff resourcing to pricing structures.
- Periodical technical truck inspections – as a procedure mandated by national governments in many countries, TÜV SÜD conducts technical inspections, emissions test and safety checks of your trucks and endorses vehicle conformance via vehicle decals or inspection stickers.
Additional services for rental and leasing companies
Our signature product – FleetCheck – a computer-based management of individual vehicle units makes work easier for rental and leasing companies in the commercial sector. This service includes:
- Automatic vehicle recognition – Computer-based vehicle identification via expert software (similar to bar code system).
- Computer-based test reports – You will receive all test results in the form of a computer-based test report. The test data are put on file for 10 years.
- Decals according to specific individual specifications
- Other services according to your specific needs – e.g. damage documentation, maintenance results, servicing condition, completeness and correctness of equipment including conformity with condition on delivery, contractual mileage)