How is PARS working with fleets to adjust their transportation processes when order delays create vehicle availability problems?
More fleets are placing more of their vehicle inventory into storage these days when these vehicles go beyond replacement guidelines. “Due to the rise in supply chain and OEM order delays, many companies must extend the life of their vehicle while they wait for replacements to arrive at dealerships,” says Teri Ross, PARS vice president of sales and client relations.
“They also are requesting vehicle transfers requiring longer distances even though they’d prefer to keep their vehicles within the same state. By doing staying with the state, saves title and registration costs, not to mention the added ancillary costs of a longer, out-of-state move.”
She recommends that fleets use their vehicles already in storage when another vehicle is getting an expensive repair or having preventive maintenance, or when they are waiting for a new vehicle to arrive at the dealership: “In this way, our customers substantially cut costs while maximizing utilization of inactive assets,” Teri suggests.
Monitoring Assets in Storage
PARS’s web portal provides 24/7 access to their transportation information, including storage data, and allows fleets to view where their vehicles are stored in various locations throughout the country. This allows PARS’ customers to assign their storage vehicles based on their locations and their drivers, minimizing the move distances and further cutting costs.