Management of Vehicle Fleets

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The efficient use of transport resources such as vehicles, whether they are owned by the government or by the private sector, is vital to providing access to services and markets. A variety of studies, mostly conducted in the health sector have served to demonstrate the benefits to be gained through the implementation of fundamental transport management techniques. One such study highlighted that direct comparison between weaker and stronger systems demonstrates that the better-managed systems are 50 percent more cost-effective and efficient in supporting health service delivery.

This article evaluates the need for management of vehicle fleets be they owned by private sector operators or by government organisations.