Manage the Cost of Your Fleet | Expense Reduction

Fleet

ERA Fleet Cost Management team is committed to building long-term relationships based on openness, teamwork and trust.

We work entirely in partnership with our clients, delivering tangible benefits and providing tailored services to meet their goals and ultimately find extra profit.

A little more information

We are not a broker, contract hire company, or car dealer, but a specialist division of ERA that works with client organisations to help them get the best out of their fleet suppliers and their contracts.

Operating a fleet of vehicles is typically a top 3 spend for an organisation and we look at all the constituent cost parts to provide a “Whole Life Cost” analysis – even if you operate less than 20 vehicles.

ERA Fleet Cost Management specialise in cars and vans up to 3.5T and undertake a full holistic review of all the aspects of spend under the key categories: Acquisition, Operation and Policy.

Our consultants come from careers within the fleet sector often working for fleet solutions businesses selling into corporate accounts, so are fully acquainted with all aspects of contracts and understand where and how to ensure they work to your maximum advantage, and not against you.

Our initial review and subsequent reports highlights the options available and allow you to remain in control of decision making at all times, whilst offering strategies and terms which reduce expenditure and exposure.

In addition we stay with you beyond implementation, to maintain supplier relationships and regularly monitor and provide reporting to ensure that price and service level promises are maintained throughout a full replacement cycle of your fleet.

SPECIALIST AREAS INCLUDE:

  • Policy Advice
  • Manufacturer/Lessor Reviews
  • Vehicle Procurement
  • All In-Life Operations
  • Short Term Hire
  • Fleet Management
  • Grey Fleet
  • Whole Life Costs Analysis
  • Duty of Care
  • Telematics
  • Tax & NIC Liabilities
  • Accident Management
  • Peer Group Comparisons
ERA Fleet Cost Management specialise in cars and vans up to 3.5T and undertake a full holistic review of all the aspects of spend under the three key categories: Acquisition, Operation and Policy.

aquisition

ERA can help to advise not only on what to buy and from where, but how to buy too.

Various procurement methods are available within the fleet market and we can ensure that the way in which you pay is most suited to your needs, whether on or off balance sheet.

Our experts are able to provide advice on Purchase Management. We will competitively tender for each vehicle requirement across a number of appropriate suppliers in order to ensure that the most competitive market rates are achieved.

Finally, the skill, experience and knowledge of our experts allow us to gain access to enhanced terms of service that are not readily available in the market, meaning your contract works for you, instead of the supplier.

operation

From an operational perspective, ERA’s fleet management team will work alongside client stakeholders to monitor business mileage costs, reviewing fuel, servicing, tyres and other maintenance work, with a view to identifying areas for cost reduction.

Our methodology and approach provides a more strategic plan for the management of your fleet, whilst minimising the reliance on expensive short term hire and reducing down time, repair times and cost and administration of accident management.

policy

We can help with internal policy, helping to write vehicle policy documents for clients from a position of knowledge and experience.

This includes vehicle choice and allocation, optimum term of lease and mileage configuration, advising on the virtues of ‘cash vs. car’, looking at employers’ duty of care, driving policies, assessing the environmental impact and working to reduce carbon footprints.

core fleet proposition

For organisations operating fleets of fewer than 50 vehicles, our Core Fleet solution provides a purchase management programme that ensures that best price is achieved as every vehicle requirement is tendered to a panel of providers.

In addition core fleet clients are provided with an on-line fleet management system – “e-fleet”.

The e fleet system helps you can keep track of all owned and hired vehicles, irrespective of the provider, as well as providing a wide range of management reporting.

e-fleet

Our e-fleet system is accessible here. For an overview and to request login details, please contact us.

System Features

  • On-line quote/ordering facility.
  • Single source of all vehicles on fleet and on order.
  • All relevant vehicle and contract data regardless of provider – including owned vehicles.
  • Cost centre/driver allocations.
  • Mileage capture and predictive mileage reporting.
  • Driver management.
  • P46/P11D reporting.
  • Driving licence checks.
  • “Grey Fleet” (private cars being used for business).
  • Notifications Service due/overdue. MOT due/overdue.
  • Contract renewals.

Fleet Case Studies

Category Savings:16%
Category Savings:15%
Category Savings:11%

Fleet Blogs

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WE SPECIALISE IN HELPING CLIENTS REDUCE THEIR EXPOSURE AND GAIN MAXIMUM VALUE FROM THEIR FLEET PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS

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