Global fleet management company LeasePlan USA recently named Michelle Davis as its new regional sales vice president for the Southeast.
Davis, with more than 12 years of successful fleet experience, was most recently district sales manager at Supreme Corp. There, she helped clients find solutions to improve their driver experience.
There’s much untapped potential for fleets when it comes to saving money, said Davis, if fleet managers look at the bigger picture.
“The first step is to reduce your TCO by selecting vehicles with the highest resale value and lowest fuel and maintenance costs,” she said. “Then, you can look at other areas for possible cost-saving opportunities.”
Some target areas, said Davis, to reduce TCO include:
- Depreciation. “Evaluate your fleet to make sure you’re using the right vehicle for the specific job application and replacing vehicles at the optimal time.”
- Maintenance and repair. “Creating a preventive maintenance schedule can help avoid expensive repairs later!”
- Strategic decisions. “Leverage data to drive better fleet utilization and improve life-cycle costs.”
More of Davis’ TCO tips can be found here.
Michelle Davis, LeasePlan USA
As regional sales vice president, LeasePlan indicated Davis will be based Louisiana and work with potential clients of up to 1,000 vehicles. The company insisted she will ensure her clients are using the most up-to-date strategies and present solutions to help better manage their fleets.
“Michelle brings to LeasePlan a winning combination of industry knowledge, a passion for all things fleet and an innovative, problem-solving mindset,” said Brian Barber, senior vice president of sales.
“We welcome her to the family and look forward to her continued success,” he added.