Fleet Alliance has announced a fifth successive record year in terms of fleet size, revenue and profitability, along with new enhancements to its cloud-based e-Fleet fleet management system to further enhance customer service levels for company car drivers and fleet managers.
At the end of last year, Fleet Alliance finished with a record fleet size of 18,400 vehicles under management on behalf of business customers, with continued growth in the SME and mid-corporate sectors of the fleet and business market.
At the same time, the company has reported a fifth successive record in terms of income levels and operating profit performance.
Fleet alliance has also revealed a number of new technological enhancements to its driver portal to improve service levels for company car drivers, available either through their desktops, laptops or the e-Fleet Mobile app – the web-based smartphone app which provides access to the e-Fleet system.
The new developments will allow drivers to record business and private mileages remotely and electronically, and for mileages to be verified using national postcodes.
Drivers will also be able to compare and contrast vehicles online, trade up or down – depending on company policy – and place vehicle orders online, as well as having access to specific documents such as insurance certificates or driver licences while mobile.
The new functionality will allow fleet managers to monitor accumulating mileages more effectively and produce predictive mileage reports to identify those vehicles in danger of exceeding contract mileages. It will also identify non-compliant drivers who are overdue with mileage reports, services or MOTs on a consolidated basis.
Furthermore, all maintenance and accident management information will now be incorporated into the e-Fleet system, showing trends and identifying areas of concern, while new daily rental reporting will capture relevant P11d information for all daily hires.
For Fleet Alliance, last year was not only strong from a financial perspective but was extremely successful in terms of recognition in a variety of business and industry awards. These included:
- Winner of the Best Small Fleet Leasing Company of more than 250 vehicles award in the 2015 Small Fleet Leasing Awards
- Winner of the Best Small Fleet Leasing Customer Service Excellence award in the 2015 Small Fleet Leasing Awards
- Voted 11th in the Great Place to Work in the UK small business category
- Finalist in the Customer Focus category in the 2015 National Business Awards
- Finalist in the Employer of the Year category in the 2015 National Business Awards
Fleet Alliance Managing Director, Martin Brown said: “We are delighted to be able to report another record in 2015 with a new record fleet size of more than 18,400 vehicles and some great awards results during the year.
“Looking at the coming year, ‘cautiously optimistic’ would perhaps best sum up our mood. With profit warnings in the UK, a slowing Chinese economy and turbulence in global markets, it would appear that some of the signals are pointing to this year being a little tougher than 2015.
“However, we remain confident that 2016 will still prove to be a strong year for the fleet and leasing sector in the UK. And we go into the year looking to build on our fifth successive record performance, although the level of growth is more difficult to predict at this stage,” he said.