SME fleets can benefit from a free Excel spreadsheet template for fleets. It is being offered for download by fleet software specialist FleetCheck.
Fleetcheck says it is designed to assist small to medium car and van fleet operators with a stepping stone to adopting better compliance using a familiar format.
Peter Golding, managing director at FleetCheck, explained:
“In SMEs and even in larger companies, the fleet is often the responsibility of someone with accountancy training and these people tend to want to use Excel to manage their fleet. It is a tool with which they are very familiar and comfortable.
“We have long said, and still believe, even though they provide a stepping stone to proper fleet software you can’t manage a fleet fully by using spreadsheets. They just cannot provide the degree of legal, financial and operational control required.
“To this end, we have created a template that covers a range of fleet basics. In a way, it is a method designed to introduce best practice in to this group of fleet decision makers who, in the past, may be unaware of the benefits inherent in a dedicated system or perhaps simply nervous to change existing processes.”
The Excel template being provided by FleetCheck covers areas such as key dates, whole fleet list and basic driver details. All can be downloaded free of charge from the FleetCheck web site .