A materials handling fleet is a major commitment that must be managed effectively if a business is to be truly productive, says Toyota Industrial Equipment.
Consistent co-operation between the people managing the fleet and excellent communication, at customer, dealer and supplier level, is at the heart of good fleet management, according to Toyota, which has just launched an enhanced system designed to give customers optimum performance at every level.
Two of the main aims of fleet management are to improve efficiency and control costs – functions that directly affect the bottom line – which when done well will help drive a business forward and significantly improve profitability. If these aims are not central to the management of the fleet a business could potentially be wasting resource and generating un-necessary expense, says Toyota.
Toyota's advanced fleet management service empowers businesses, by helping them to control their fleets better, assess utilisation levels on individual trucks, improve communication between all the people involved in the operation and ultimately, reduce costs.
The system enables businesses to monitor how consistently any truck is being used and ensure that no truck is under or over utilised. By releasing resources where necessary, a business will become much more productive.
Offering unparalleled support, the Toyota system draws on the strengths of the Toyota Group, by offering world class products and parts and unbeatable sales support. An unrivalled access to new technology developed in a wide range of Toyota business sectors gives customers a clear advantage over their competitors.
Toyota fleet customers are supported by an assigned, dedicated account manager, backed by a team of Toyota fleet specialists, to ensure personal support at local level at all times.
Toyota says that productivity, cost management and safety are all dependent on a people-driven fleet management system. Miles Griffin, marketing manager: “It is about more than just technology. The Toyota culture is all about people, as good communication and an ability to use information strategically are what drive any business forward.
“Costs will not be managed properly if the people in a business are not analysing how its forklifts are being used, how the drivers are operating them and monitoring the costs of running each truck.”
Toyota's extensive network of regional dealers provides a range of business services including the fleet management system. Services that support fleet management include finance, rental and local customer support, ensuring that customers benefit from uniformly consistent and high quality services, all of which are constantly evaluated by Toyota.
Miles Griffin continues: “At Toyota we constantly strive to help our customers improve their profitability. This advanced fleet management service demonstrates Toyota's drive to enhance products and service. Customers can be assured of efficient and expert support at all times, support that will maximise uptime and improve productivity and safety for their business.”
For more information about the fleet management system and to request a brochure please call 01977 717171 or visit www.toyotaforklifts.co.uk