Company growth, particularly through M&A, often impacts the size and activity of a fleet. The changes may look like additional drivers, added routes or a new variety of vehicles. For fleet managers, this expansion can mean an exponential increase in the complexity and cost of their fleet. But with the right tools and analytics in place, it’s possible to integrate additional drivers and fuel costs smoothly, and even pursue new efficiency to get more out of the growth.

A Strategy for Scalability: A Platform for Smooth Fleet Growth

11.10.15

Strategy for ScalabilityCompany growth, particularly through M&A, often impacts the size and activity of a fleet. The changes may look like additional drivers, added routes or a new variety of vehicles. For fleet managers, this expansion can mean an exponential increase in the complexity and cost of their fleet. But with the right tools and analytics in place, it’s possible to integrate additional drivers and fuel costs smoothly, and even pursue new efficiency to get more out of the growth.

Comdata helps companies make sure that scaling their fleet requires as few new resources as possible and can happen in as little time as possible. Our expertise in assisting fleets to organize their fuel management accounts and processes in a way that maximizes their potential is proven with our successful products and lasting relationships. The first step is identifying each key management area, including:

  • Vehicle types
  • Fuel types
  • Fueling frequency
  • Routes (local, regional, national)
  • Resources available to drivers across each route
  • Collective and real-time driver behavior scoring

With the intelligence in place, fleet managers have a groundwork for extending their operations. Comdata’s unique FleetAdvance technology provides a solution for aggregating and analyzing the data and transforming it into actionable intelligence for scaling your fleet smoothly. 

The tool produces real-time data, benchmarks and transaction scoring in a customizable, user-friendly interface. For instance, many growing companies find that fuel is the largest fleet expense. FleetAdvance offers clear data and analytics to help companies understand, plan for and manage this cost, even as additional vehicles, drivers, routes, and expenses are added.

With FleetAdvance, fleet managers and drivers can work together to grow successfully. All users can engage a real-time transaction scoreboard that charts total spend and current savings to encourage responsible fuel purchasing activities. Driver scorecards chart and compare each driver’s fuel activities, adding an additional level of transparency, communication, and accountability. Together, the real-time information and cumulative analytics help to maximize responsible actions across the growing fleet.

Our goal – like yours – is to make sure your expanding team can operate at the lowest possible fueling costs and with the highest degree of adaptability as you scale reporting, control, and resources.An efficient fuel management program will allow you to focus on the strategic initiatives of your growing organization, rather than on the day-to-day details of fuel management.

Is your fleet management resource structured to help you remain prepared to act on your company’s growth potential?