What fleet managers can do during the coronavirus crisis

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Just a few weeks after WHO declared the coronavirus epidemic to be a global pandemic, it has spread to almost every country of the world. Switzerland is one of many countries that have implemented far-reaching measures to prevent their health systems from being overloaded: measures that have affected not only our society but also the economy and ultimately company fleets.

Right now, it is important for fleet managers to look to the future and take the first steps to reduce the impact of the crisis on their companies. Read on for our overview of measures that you can implement now.
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  1. What to consider when placing new orders

    You can expect extensive delays to deliveries at the moment, as many vehicle manufacturers worldwide have had to temporarily close their production facilities before commencing phased reopening.

    In this uncertain situation, we recommend that you get in touch with us ahead of time to discuss potential availability among our suppliers or agree feasible alternatives for meeting your requirements.

  2. Extend existing leasing contracts

    Although most companies replace up to a third of their company fleet every year, in the current situation we recommend checking whether extending your existing contracts would make more sense than replacing your company vehicles. This can save you money, and you can be more flexible when business goes back to normal after the crisis is over.

  3. Use vehicles in your fleet that are surplus to requirements

    If you have unused vehicles in your fleet, think about assigning them to employees who may actually be entitled to a new vehicle. This is covered in the car policy for many companies. This also means you can delay ordering new vehicles until the market is back to normal again.

  4. If you still require additional vehicles and/or wish to order new vehicles

    If your company has urgent mobility requirements, we recommend choosing a solution that offers you maximum flexibility without long contractual terms. We are working with our partners to offer stock or rental vehicles with immediate availability and would be happy to discuss further options with you.

    Get in touch with us so that we can get an overview of your vehicle fleet together and work out ways to meet your mobility requirements.

  5. Maintenance and repair work

    A significant number of our partners have already begun reopening their facilities with reduced staff and/or shift operations. Maintenance and repair work appointments: If you need an appointment, please get in touch with our Driver Contact Center on 0800 845 650 as usual or approach our partners directly.

    Please be aware that you may have to wait longer than usual to secure an appointment.

  6. Tyre change appointments

    A significant number of our partners have already begun reopening their facilities with reduced staff and/or shift operations.

    Tyre change appointments: For an appointment, please approach our partners directly as usual.

    Please be aware that you may have to wait longer than usual to secure an appointment.

Here's how LeasePlan can support you

  • Working with you to review your current situation
  • Analysing your fleet with a focus on the vehicles that need to be replaced
  • Advising on service and maintenance plan changes
  • Tailoring what we can offer to your individual needs
  • Putting mutually agreed changes into practice
We're here to help! How can we support you?
Published at April 14, 2020

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