Autumn Statement LeasePlan analysis

Biggest business-critical fleet challenges revealed

What’s the biggest challenge that your business faces? Every company is different, of course, but we’d guess that in most cases, the answer would have something to do with ‘money’. And that’s what we found in our recent survey of business critical vehicle fleet operators.

Cost is key

When we asked decision makers this question, over 25% said that reducing costs was their main challenge. This was closely followed (20%) by ‘managing downtime’, with ‘making the right vehicle and equipment decisions’ a little further behind on 15%. Three different angles, but the same ultimate goal – using money as effectively as possible

Reducing downtime

Mark Lovett, Head of Commercial Vehicles LeasePlan UK comments,

With the word ‘austerity’ never far from the headlines, it’s not surprising that companies are focusing on their spending. Reducing downtime, in particular, can be extremely effective, as it’s suggested that it can cost £750 to £1,000 a day for each vehicle that is off the road.

At LeasePlan, we’re committed to helping our customers, and the industry as a whole, with these challenges. Our research and analysis look for ways that customers can use their vehicles more efficiently and allow fleet managers to make the most of their time. Whether the final solution is leasing or not, we want to play an important role in helping people meet today’s needs and future-proof their fleets for tomorrow’s challenges.

Latest insights

Recent articles on the LeasePlan website have looked at the role technology can play in making fleets more efficient, ways to reduce off road time and the challenges facing fleet managers.

In addition, we produce regular webinars where our commercial vehicle experts discuss industry challenges. The latest episode covers everything from off-road time to emissions and technology.

Read the second of our articles around the challenges facing business critical fleets here. 

Get in touch 

To find out how LeasePlan can help overcome some of your fleet challenges get in touch using our online form or call to speak to a member of our experienced team  on 01753 802448 – we’re always happy to hear from you.


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