Fleet operators share a lot of the same goals. Their operations have unique requirements, though. A one-size-fits-all approach falls flat when it comes to fleet management solutions. Instead, the conversation leans toward custom fleet bundles.
Custom fleet bundles address an operator’s unique challenges and requirements. These personalized fleet solutions support efficient operations and productivity. The approach is also cost-effective, as operators only access relevant features.
Understanding Custom Fleet Bundles
Custom fleet bundles are bespoke packages from a fleet management solution provider. The package can include several fleet management products and services. Solutions combine to give fleet operators a comprehensive solution.
As far as what’s included, common elements of custom fleet bundles are:
- Vehicle maintenance management: Tools to schedule and track vehicle maintenance
- Telematics systems: Services that enable real-time vehicle monitoring and tracking
- Fuel consumption monitoring: Solutions that provide data on fleet fuel use
- Driver safety features: Driver safety training and performance score features
Assessing the Needs of Your Fleet
How do you know which custom fleet bundle is right for you? It’s a necessary question; assessing the right factors can help answer it.
Ask yourself these five questions:
- Can the custom fleet bundle handle your current fleet size while allowing growth?
- Does the solution cater to the diverse needs of your fleet's different vehicle types?
- Is there coverage and flexibility to accommodate your geographical scope and complexity?
- Can you integrate the custom fleet bundle with current systems?
- Does the solution give you the necessary tools while aligning with any budget constraints?
How to Go About Personalizing Your Fleet Solutions
You can personalize fleet solutions in many ways. Yes, you can choose the features you want. But customization can also apply to vehicle selection, tech integration, and service agreements.
Have a solution provider configured to accommodate various vehicle types. That way, you can map maintenance schedules to vehicle specifications. Let's say your fleet uses electric vehicles. You can make range monitoring part of your fleet management solution for that type.
Fleet operators appreciate a holistic view of their business operations. Set up a custom integration between your custom fleet bundle and your ERP and CRM systems. At the same time, operators may use specialized software to support their fleets. The solution should integrate with these third-party tools.
A fleet operator’s needs can evolve while an initial service contract is in effect. See if you can build service and feature adjustments into the contract. That way, you can scale to accommodate new needs. Additionally, see if the contract duration is flexible. It's a way to support your budgetary needs.
A Look At Azuga’s Tailored Fleet Management Packages
At Azuga, we offer three tiers of fleet tracking packages. Each tier suits different size fleets with varying needs. The packages offer customizable features that support enhanced tracking, safety, and efficiency.
Azuga offers core vehicle tracking features plus driver scoring and rewards systems as a baseline. Build upon this foundation with tools like SpeedSafe. SpeedSafe notifies you of when and where speeding occurs. You can also tack on a vehicle diagnostics solution. The solution lets operators view vehicle health status live through diagnostic trouble codes.
You can learn more about our different packages here.
The Benefits of Custom Fleet Bundles
Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators is one of our featured success stories. It's a prime example of why custom fleet bundles are beneficial.
On the one hand, tailored packages let you access valuable features at an affordable cost. The company’s general manager, Stuart Flynn, noted, “We saved more than 50% by switching to Azuga. We found a solution that meets our needs of a busy pest control company, while not hurting our bottom line.”
With Azuga’s GPS fleet tracking software, Bug-N-A-Rug could dispatch nearby technicians to jobs. This ability translated into the timely completion of work. It was the springboard for improving fleet efficiency and performance. And it was all possible without unnecessary costs.
As the business grew, scaling up was easy. Bug-N-A-Rug could add new fleet vehicles to their existing contract, generating one invoice to cover all vehicles. This level of customization further simplified fleet management.
Customization Challenges to Consider
When customizing fleet bundles, fleet operators can customize too much. An overly complex infrastructure can hinder versus help operations. You can avoid this trap by auditing current operations, pinpointing essential requirements, and consulting with experienced solution providers.
In other cases, fleet operators may underestimate the cost of personalized fleet solutions. Unforeseen complexities may arise, or more training may be needed. Operational analysis and collaboration with solution providers are also beneficial here. You can better estimate costs and set a realistic budget with some wiggle room.
Consider An Investment in Custom Fleet Bundles
Custom fleet bundles cater to the unique needs of fleet operators. When you invest, you position your company to better manage your fleet at a fraction of the cost. The long-term value and ROI are well worth it.
Learn how Azuga can improve your bottom line with our ROI calculator.