Industrial fleet in transformation: Evolution or revolution
Shell TapUp, March 2019 - You must have noticed that rapid and radical changes are transforming the fleet industry. In twenty years, the company fleet will be almost completely for everyone who is currently working in this industry. So, it’s time to consider whether you want to go with the flow or take action earlier.
WHERE SHOULD YOU TAKE ACCOUNT AS A FLEET MANAGER?
The need to switch to new fuels like HVO will confront fleet managers with challenges and opportunities that are very different from what is needed for the passenger car industry. Batteries that can power large vehicles over long distances are still under development, so fleet managers must find the right mix of alternative fuels for their organisation’s needs.
The combination of skills required for fleet managers and their teams will fundamentally change with new vehicle types, including new fuel vehicles and autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles. Disruptive technologies, such as automated vehicles, ridesharing, load sharing and over-the-air software and maintenance, will also bring a fundamental change to the way we work.
WHAT ATTITUDE DO YOU TAKE AS A FLEET MANAGER?
In such a revolutionary environment, it is tempting to just think that change is too complex to predict and plan: it would trigger a go-with-the-flow attitude rather than active management.
But this does not have to be the case. Some of the underlying factors of these transformations, for example, the emergence of an always-connected, data-rich environment or the emergence of sustainable solutions, also immediately offer tools to improve existing ways of working and not just adapt them. This way you can use changes to your advantage.
WHAT STEPS WILL YOU TAKE?
Whether managing, monitoring and controlling fleets or improving driver performance: fleet managers will soon be able to work more efficiently and at the same time deliver concrete cost savings and commercial value to their organisations.
With Shell TapUp we help fleets take the first step towards this more efficient, cost-saving and future-proof way of working. Refuelling cars on location with our CO₂-neutral vehicles not only saves time and money, but we also take miles from the road and refuel alternative fuels. A beautiful, sustainable solution that allows you to connect with your fleet to both the fleet evolution and the revolution.
The above article is based on the report ‘Ultimate efficiency or digital disruption? Plan the fleet of the future’ from Shell.Curious about the full report from Shell? Click here and download the report.