Leasing the car fleet is a financially sound decision for many companies – in many cases, leasing their vehicles, rather than owning them is cheaper and a solution that allows them to focus more on their core business.
While a leased fleet can be a great money saver in itself, making smart choices in terms of fleet composition and funding will allow you to reduce your costs even further – here are a few tips for you:
Review your funding – whenever you renew your work truck lease contract, review the financial aspects. Try to be a tough negotiator – leasing companies can be convinced to give you better conditions;
Pick cars with great MPG and CO2 levels;
Choose your vehicles based on whole-life costs – be very careful when you calculate how much your leased vehicles will actually cost you and include all the cost types that might come up during the time that you use the vehicles;
Train your drivers in efficient driving – fuel costs represent a significant part of your fleet related costs. You might have excellent, responsible and reliable drivers, but they might benefit from trainings that teach them how to use their corporate cars more efficiently in any traffic and on any road conditions.
Car accessories have become very popular in recent years. Most car owners will not be content to just use their cars as a means to get to their destinations. In most cases, cars have become an object of practical appeal, fashion, comfort and even entertainment, with accessories like stylish car seat covers, convenient organizers and comfortable steering wheel covers scoring high marks when being reviewed by most buyers
Corporate accessories have to do with corporate cars. While your personal car might be more customized to your own needs, corporate cars usually have to be more practical and general, being used by multiple employees or managers, and often requiring better tech as well, when compared to a personal car.
Car chargers, key finders and GPS devices are a must for most luxury corporate commercial truck leasing companies. You have to be able to have at least a minimum level of luxury and comfort, and items like the GPS and key finders can also be extremely practical. If you’re looking for something more, you can also consider lesser known accessories that have also become very trendy in 2018, and are expected to keep their popularity all through next year. Some of these include dash-mounted cameras, glass cleaners, enhanced jumper cables, rain repellent, mounts for your smartphone and car vacuums as well.
If you have a business that requires a growing number of fleet vehicles on a yearly basis, it’s a good idea to consider a more eco-friendly approach to researching truck leasing companies. Environmentally friendly vehicles are not only great for the environment, but they can also help reduce your overall expenditures, increase your profits and get the public on your side.
Hybrids are currently considered to be the best choice for eco-friendly cars because of their improved performance and impressive adaptability. They can be adapted to just about any type of condition, and their impressive technologies make them extremely practical and versatile. Moreover, a good hybrid is quite cheap these days, and its maintenance requirements are quite low. Compared to regular, gas-powered cars, a hybrid will take you places faster and cheaper, while staying true to its eco-friendly construction.
Electric cars are even better, and they work quite well within the boundaries of a larger city. The greatest proof to that is Grab’s new initiative of adding 200 new fast-charging electric cars to their fleet in 2019.
The greatest thing about new electric cars is that their batteries can hold more energy, and their technology now allows them to be charged in a fraction of the time required by their older counterparts. So, the performance rates are getting close to those of gas-powered cars and hybrids, but at the same time, all electric vehicles still remain almost 100% environmentally friendly.
Lee, It was a pleasure working with you and your staff! I can safely tell you that the experience was smoother and more service oriented than other companies and dealerships I’ve dealt with. I look forward to working with you again. ~ Sean B.
I don’t know why anyone would do anything else. One call gets me the truck I want, with shelves and logos. I have almost no cash out of pocket – so I can keep that money towards working in my business, And when I’m done, Alliance makes the trucks disappear, and gets me a fair price. It’s like having an “easy button” for my fleet. I would recommend Alliance to everyone. ~ Howie M.
We’ve been working with Lee and Alliance Leasing for more than 20 years, and have leased hundreds of trucks. We’ve been sold on other options over the years, but we’ve always come back to Alliance because of the integrity and high level of personal service. They always work to accommodate our special needs. ~ Andrew S.
I never considered leasing before because I thought it wouldn’t work for us. We put on a lot of miles and we’re very hard on our trucks. After reviewing the proposals, I was surprised at the discounts Alliance was able to negotiate for us and the advantages of owning. We saved over $5,000 per truck compared to what the dealer had offered. Alliance did exactly what they promised, and made the process simple. ~ Victor G.