Budgets top list of fleet manager concerns

“What do fleet maintenance managers want to know more about?” was one of the primary questions asked of members of the Dossier fleet maintenance software Users Group during a survey conducted in February 2007. Fleet managers were asked to select areas that they would like to see addressed at the next Dossier Users Group meeting that will be held Oct 24-25, 2007, at the Hilton Hotel in Atlantic City NJ.

Fleet budgeting ranked first among 11 major fleet management topics listed in the Arsenault survey, with more than 47% of respondents selecting it. The second most-selected topic was capital expense planning, as more than 38% of the respondents chose the topic of equipment life cycle costing.

Arsenault contacted fleet managers by e-mail, inviting them to click on a link to a survey site. The survey was conducted and the results were tabulated by an independent company, SurveyShare.com. More than 200 fleet managers took part.

Other topics in the survey included driver/mechanic management, selected by 31% of the respondents; tire management, 30%; equipment specification, 28%; wireless computing, 24%; purchasing, 23%; downtime analysis, 23%; warranty management, 23%; accident tracking, 21%; and vendor management, 18%.

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