May 15, 2020

How fleet managers can manage the COVID-19 crisis and prepare for what might happen next

The current coronavirus pandemic has created an unprecedented situation, and fleet decision-makers urgently need to develop a clear view of how COVID-19 could impact on their fleet operations in both the short and longer term. This includes thinking ahead – because the next phase is increasingly likely to entail not only an economic change, but also new challenges with a lasting effect on public behaviour, mobility and existing business models. At LeasePlan, we have identified four decisive steps for you to take right now, including a scenario planning template to help you to stress-test your fleet and prepare for multiple versions of the future.

4 decisive steps to take right now

At this stage of the coronavirus pandemic, most companies have already put a crisis team in place and are doing all they can to keep their employees and customers safe, to continue with 'business as usual' as much as possible, and to deal with the uncertainty amidst constantly changing circumstances. As a fleet manager, you can do your bit (if you have not already done so) by taking the following four decisive steps:

  1. Assess your fleet and seek alignment with your company's crisis unit
  2. Take damage limitation actions
  3. Engage with your drivers
  4. Stress-test your fleet

White paper

For more insights feel free to read LeasePlan’s white paper ‘Covid-19 - Crisis management for fleets’.

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