When setting up a haulage company, or even if you have a fleet of smaller vehicles, there are a few things that you might want to consider before you make the leap. With the rapidly advancing technological world that we live in, there are a lot of things that can help your business to manage the requirements for running a fleet of vehicles.
Tachograph Software is a must if you are running a fleet of heavy goods vehicles. You need to be able to keep records of your vehicle’s tachograph activity, and all drivers must be made aware of the rules and regulations surrounding tachographs. If you have older vehicles (pre-2006) they may use analogue tachographs so you will need a scanner as well as a digital card reader to be able to read these.
Vehicle tracking is not essential but is certainly a beneficial thing to consider. Being able to track where your vehicles are is great from a customer service point of view and from an employer point of view too. Vehicle accessories provide vehicle tracking solutions. It allows you as an employer to keep an eye on fuel usage and allows you to utilise your fleet more economically.
A good filing system is crucial – with the amount of paperwork that you will have to store and any analogue tachographs it is essential that you store these in an orderly system, as well as documents such as vehicle defect sheets and vehicle MOT certificates and tax documents.