Small businesses ‘should embrace tech in their fleets’

Written by: Fuel Card Services, Last updated:11th August 2020

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Small to medium-sized businesses across the UK will need to incorporate smarter technologies into their fleets. This is the view of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance.

According to a new survey carried out by the group, almost one-fifth (18 per cent) of small business leaders believe rising demand for deliveries will be their greatest challenge in the coming years.

Efficiency in deliveries is essential

In order to achieve greater efficiency in deliveries, 70 per cent of respondents stated they need enhanced connectivity in vehicles to boost their performance and improve their business.

What’s more, 35 per cent of small businesses already see the use of smarter technologies within their fleets as their leading motivation for upgrading vehicles. This was followed by cost saving (21 per cent) and sustainability (14 per cent).

Ashwani Gupta, senior vice president of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi LCV business, said: “We’ve heard from business leaders themselves that prioritising smarter technology for fleets will help to reach their customers with increased speed and scale – factors that are becoming ever more crucial for survival in this space.”

Mr Gupta added that the rise in on-demand consumerism means now “is a crucial moment” to ensure small businesses feel empowered to succeed in e-commerce.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at Fuel Card Services, comments: “Facing up to the logistical challenges of today’s hyper-connected world means organisations that wish to excel must now invest in new fleet technologies.”