Within his role at Red Cross Paul led the team to significant fleet improvements including a decrease in infringements of 34 per cent, a decrease in fuel usage of up to 45 per cent and an increase in FBT compliance to 100 percent.
Alongside these financial and environmental savings, a wholistic view regarding safety has spread across the organisation – something Paul believes has come through the team having a “shared vision”.
“Red Cross is here to help vulnerable people not create them. Across Australia, there are so many workplace injuries and deaths each year in motor vehicles and Red Cross wanted to ensure our people are always safe and don’t form part of these statistics,” Paul Sor said.
“My role in Fleet has been in a GM type capacity, working with an incredibly talented experienced team, Fleet Manager Greg Mcclure, and Operations Manager Christine Mead, and Admin Support -Con Marinakis,” Paul said.
“Once your team knows a challenge is not aimed at their competence or professionalism, they work together to get the best outcome.”
Central to the plan has been Paul’s ability to transition vehicles leases from short life contracts towards longer ones – which has resulted in significant financial savings across the organisation. Key to this transition has been consultation both internally and externally as well as working with their FMO provider Interleasing and suppliers Hyundai, PlumTree and Ezy2C.
“Extending the number of Km before handing the vehicle back (for high usage cars) has meant we can sweat the asset longer and still stay within our 5 year period. This ends up costing less without compromising safety,” Paul said.
“We have achieved the savings through concentrating on returning money to programs rather than general savings. Red Cross is a custodian of donor dollars and needs to ensure as much as possible of your donated dollars goes to the intended recipient.”
- Reduction in fleet size with stakeholder acceptance.
- Log book completion rates now at 100% compliance.
- Increased safety specifications of fleet and improved servicing regime.
- Decreased accidents, maintenance costs, and insurance premiums.
- Driver behaviour program commenced monitoring incidents.
- Simplification of fleet policy.
- Fleet pool booking tool introduced.
- Driver licence validation and training process improved.
- Commenced introduction of telematics.
- Hybrid vehicles introduced leading to 45% fuel reduction.
- Lower vehicle emissions through smaller motors, better servicing, newer vehicles and introduction of hybrids.
- Better purchasing and benefits through working with suppliers.
- More reliability of vehicle supply availability through working with suppliers.
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