Your company has traditionally operated a fleet of vehicles wholly owned by the business and maintained on its principle site with full facilities. Due to the huge financial investment involved, the Board of Directors are formulating a strategy for the future with one area of investigation being the possibility of changing vehicle sourcing to contract hire.
As the Transport Manager, using a fleet type of your choice:
a) Compare and contrast the costs of owning and operating your own fleet with that of contract hire. b) Within a contract hire model, analyse the changes in control of the fleet that can be expected and outline how this model might meet sudden changes in demand. c) Discuss the effects of totally outsourcing your transport requirements whilst still meeting the expectations of your customers.