The basic principles of fleet management are the same across all industries, from acquiring vehicles to conducting daily operations and maintenance to disposal activities—the aim is to be as efficient as possible while meeting the organization’s goals. Federal fleet managers, however, have the additional challenge of complying with federal mandates, which sometimes are long term and strategic in nature, and often not fully funded.
There is a common theme at the heart of all federal fleet mandates: implement a comprehensive fleet management program that uses best practices in the procurement, replacement, operation and maintenance of agency vehicles. While this is a simple idea to grasp, federal fleet managers know the difficulty of introducing and executing change to fleet processes and policies. Striking a balance between day-to-day fleet management responsibilities and complying with overarching mandates is daunting.
Accenture’s integrated fleet management approach is guided by nine “mile markers” that help fleet managers understand their options for decreasing total cost of ownership (TCO) throughout the fleet lifecycle. By using a structured, diagnostic approach to calculate TCO, fleet managers will have the information needed to make difficult changes.