Herd launches cutting-edge fleet management concept

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With growing digitalisation and capabilities of new technologies Herd Hire has announced the launch of their Brilliant Fleet Management Solution – Herd Connect.

Herd Connect is a revolution in fleet management technology, which allows fleet operators to completely outsource their fleet management from vehicle acquisition, asset and driver management through to de-fleet, refurb and disposal.

In announcing the news, Herd Group Managing Director, Nigel Schroder noted: “We have invested heavily in Herd Connect, which has a whole host of benefits to anyone who manages a fleet of vehicles, providing fleet operating efficiencies and enhanced compliance management, all in one automated process.”

Herd Connect, Brilliant Fleet Management is a complete end-to-end system, which manages all aspects of fleet requirements. Providing expert advice and innovative products and technology, customers will benefit from a cloud-based customer dashboard which always provides up-to-date information.

They include vehicle allocation and utilisation tracking, driver, vehicle and lease management, flexible vehicle rental, driver grade and vehicle band definition, trade up/down management, driver contributions, vehicle scheduled event tracking and reminders.

It also includes servicing and maintenance management, accident and risk management, DVLA licence-checking, driver risk profiling, fuel management, purchase invoices control, fuel card management. And it can handle data sent by suppliers, provide management reports by exception and P11d reporting.

With Car and LCV traffic having seen the highest annual increase in percentage terms last year with a record high of 356.5 billion vehicle miles driven on Great Britain’s roads, the requirement for a complete fleet management outsource service has never been greater and it’s not slowing down.

Mike Cooke, Head of Fleet said: “Herd Connect is an invaluable solution for anyone running a fleet of vehicles. We will become their fleet department, so an immediate saving on resource and benefit from a range of cost savings which allows you to focus on the growth of your business.”

Herd Connect is designed to reduce the burden of in-house fleet administration whilst providing increased fleet management, ensuring vehicles are health and safety compliant. Herd Connect provides fleet management for cars, LCV’s and has capabilities to manage electric vehicles as well.

With Herd Connect, businesses will achieve a paper-free operation and with the adoption of the My Vehicle inspection App will enable drivers to carry out vehicle inspections and log defects via their smart phones and with full integration with our online fleet management system, this ensures that essential vehicle inspections are up-to-date.

What is even more ‘Brilliant’ is that Herd are offering the Herd Connect Brilliant Fleet Management service free for 12 months, with the cost of maintenance and repairs reduced, by using our network of preferred suppliers. No tie in contract, with the option of a PAYG or fixed monthly fee, whatever is suitable for individual business requirements.

More on Herd Connect here