How nice would it be to have a daily report on your health? You could stop an infection right in its tracks, even at the smallest hint of a cough, it could be treated before progressing into a cold. Think of the doctors' visits, and time off work that could have been saved. Flu season in Iowa inspired this wonderful metaphor, but today I would like to talk about your vehicle health.
Time is Running Out, Do You Have a Plan?
The end of the fiscal year is upon us. Do you have a plan? It seems like every year, it sneaks up on departments and we want to help. In this post I want to share some great ideas on how to maximize your budget...
In our last blog post, Jesse talked about the S.M.A.R.T. method of success: a way to set concrete goals with measurable objectives. If you’re planning an upfit project for your fleet, this strategy can help you get the most for your money and best meet the needs of your organization. We already discussed how planning a vehicle upfitting project for your fleet starts with setting goals that are specific and measurable. Today, I'll cover how to also make your goals attainable, relevant, and time-bound.
The beginning of a new year is a great time to set goals and plan out your yearly budget. If vehicle upfitting is on your to-do list this year, use the S.M.A.R.T. philosophy to help you set and meet your goals on time and within budget.
If now is the time to upfit your emergency response vehicle equipment or undertake other vehicle upfitting projects on your fleet, the biggest decision you’ll have to make is which vehicle upfitter to choose. Ask yourself these four questions to determine whether a company is right for your department’s needs.
As a fleet manager, you are responsible for staying within your budget for vehicle upfitting as well as controlling the operational costs of the fleet throughout the year. You can get the most out of your budget by adopting a "reduce, reuse, recycle" mindset.
As a fleet manager, you need to plan how to use the money in your upfitting budget wisely to get the vehicles you need with the accessories that are the most efficient for you.