Minimising vehicle off road time for commercial fleets
New product offers customers greater control over commercial vehicle fleets.
The new offer, UPtime, allows fleet managers to maximise the efficiency of their commercial vehicle fleets by continuously tracking maintenance and repair requirements. Using in-vehicle telematics, the UPtime solution transmits performance updates to LeasePlan’s dedicated commercial vehicle team every 24 hours. All routine MOTs and repairs are then automatically co-ordinated through the LeasePlan service network.
The UPtime solution also maintains electronic copies of MOT documents and all service, maintenance and repair work carried out, to ensure each vehicle is fully compliant with existing legislation.
A three month trial with 20 customer vehicles shows that UPtime can generate over 60 per cent cost savings clients, primarily stemming from an overall reduction in vehicle downtime.
Mark Lovett, Head of Commercial vehicles, said, “We’ve listened to fleet managers who tell us vehicle downtime is the biggest challenge faced by CV fleets. We have designed a specific solution to address this issue while driving down costs and reducing the administrative load associated with this type of vehicle. Our goal is to significantly reduce downtime for fleets.
“We’re really excited by its potential to transform commercial vehicle fleet management for our customers
“The launch of UPtime is central to our commitment to growing our specialist expertise in the CV sector. Backed by a fantastic commercial vehicle team with a wealth of experience, we are confident that existing clients and prospects alike will be able to benefit hugely from UPtime’s capabilities.”