March 2, 2011
TransportAction Lease Systems
Executive Fleet Services:
TransportAction’s fleet experts deal with a customer’s executives one-on-one to provide the knowledge and experience they need to make the vehicle selections that offer the best value on the most modern automotive technology. The company, which manages and/or leases more than 45,000 vehicles nationally, will arrange test-drive delivery and pickup and offers a fuel/service card.
Executive Fleet Contact:
Senior Vice-President, Sales and Service
Direct Line: 416-679-5014
Executive Fleet Management Tips:
Fleet managers’ strategic questions and interview/listening skills will uncover the executive’s must-haves and nice-to-haves to ensure the vehicle meets their needs while remaining within the allowed capital cost. To make the best use of executives’ valuable time and immediately earn their trust, fleet managers need to intimately know the vehicles that fit the company’s fleet policy and guidelines (eg cap costs, fuel consumption, CO2 restrictions) and that are available to/of interest to the level of driver they are dealing with. For example, TransportAction was recently charged with identifying the vehicle that most closely matches a BMW wagon available only in Europe for an executive who is being transferred to Toronto from the Netherlands. Before committing to a vehicle allowance on a driver-owned/leased vehicle rather than a company vehicle to manage costs, fleet managers need to carefully assess the pros and cons, as an allowance provides less visibility, control and value, while taking up more of the executive’s time.