The Meet Suite Haines Fleet

The Meet Suite

We are very excited to say announce that ‘The Meet Suite’ now completed has evolved very nicely  since it’s inception in 2012 offering added value to our clients free of charge and suppliers who donate in lieu of charge to a mutually agreed charity .

This rather novel idea emanated from our desire to provide added value to our national and multinational clients. Strategically located only minutes from Dublin International Airport, the M1 Motorway and just off exit 3 (heading North) provides easy accessibility.

This new facility is primarily for the use free of charge to our clients with an informal setting for meetings, training facilities or indeed for many a simple work station away from their office.

With a capacity to cater for a few dozen people, the Meet Suite is complimented with a kitchenette, changing area and shower facility.

Since its completion we have extended its use to some of our suppliers on the basis of them making a charitable donation to their preferred charity.

Thankfully we have found the whole concept beneficial in generating goodwill while attracting some positive attention to our business outside the norm.

The Environment Haines Fleet

The Environment

In today’s world protecting the environment is an issue that is very close to a lot of people’s hearts and that translates frequently into environmentally conscious corporate policy.  In 2008 Business Fleet magazine surveyed Fleet Managers and found that 80% of respondents were concerned with the environmental impact of their fleets.  The trend for these figures at the time of survey was increasing year on year, up from 77% the year prior.

Choosing to lease your fleet is not only better for the environment, it will help your corporate responsibility to the environment. Rotating some of your fleet’s vehicles out each year can create an easy environmental win for your business.

Newer vehicles have lower emissions

The most environmentally friendly vehicles that are in existence at the moment are vehicles that have just come off the production line.  Constant improvements are being made in fuel efficiency and even bio diesel and electric vehicles are now widely available.  Due to the nature of leasing, fleets that are leased (rather than bought) are newer and as a result better for the environment. The vehicles emit less CO2 and offer better mileage, burning less diesel.

Newer vehicles need less replacement parts

Old vehicles require increasingly bigger parts to be replaced on a more regular basis than newer vehicles. New shock absorbers, wishbones, wheel mounts, air conditioning units all leave old broken parts to be disposed of which has a negative environmental impact.

Green Fleet options available

Most of the vehicle manufacturers we deal with offer a Green Line of vehicles which are tuned to produce even less CO2 and are less harmful to the environment.

Contact us today to speak to us about how we can help reduce your organisations emissions this year.

Leasing Versus Buying Haines Fleet

Leasing Versus Buying

Are you trying to decide whether you should lease or buy vehicles for staff in your organisation? There is a whole range of factors you should consider in order to make an informed decision:

Financial Factors

When you buy a car or van you are paying for the vehicle in full, upfront, irrespective of how long the company retains ownership of the vehicle. If the car is new, you are writing down the immediate depreciation as part of that cost.  However when you take a lease, on the other hand, your company is only paying for the part of the life of the car that is used.

Purchasing can provide your business with an asset, but unless your company is in the enviable position of being very cash rich it is highly likely that you will have to finance the vehicle purchases.  In this scenario you will pay a higher monthly payment than you would if you were to lease. By choosing to lease as an alternative to loan financing, you will free a portion of working capital which can be put to better use to grow your business.

Fleet Management Partner Discounts

Occasionally it’s possible to drive a hard bargain with a dealership to get a better deal. However as a Lease Management client of Haines Fleet you automatically gain the benefit of relationships we’ve spent more than 30 years building up with the manufacturers and distributors of the major brands. No hard ball required!

Image & Perception

Leasing means that your drivers will always have modern, new or nearly new (depending on your choice) vehicles which will give your clients the perception of a company that is successful.  Particularly for sales people on the road this can be the difference between closing a deal or going back to the office empty handed.

Maintenance

Maintenance is one of the key benefits of leasing. Leased vehicles are newer and require less maintenance typically than a fleet owned outright.  In some cases maintenance is built into the cost of your lease, so your costs never fluctuate which allows for easier cost management.

In the case where maintenance is not covered by your lease agreement, the costs are usually lower because of our relationship and volume of mechanical business.  We deal with a trustworthy mechanical partner who places a very high value on our business.  As our Fleet Management Partner you get the benefit of that.

Should you choose to buy your vehicles, keeping them in good working order can be a time consuming headache task. Having Haines Fleet as your Fleet Management Partner means that you no longer have any headache in relation to maintenance because we will manage all of that for you leaving you to run your business. 

Administration

When owning your vehicles, you have to manage the mountain of paperwork and data involved in managing your fleet. With a reputable fleet management partner like Haines Fleet you will find customer service supporting you and your drivers thus saving you valuable time.

Choosing a fleet lease - Haines Fleet

We take the time to understand your needs and design a fleet solution to suit your fleet. As a fleet management company, we offer a range of fleet management services, but we also provide the support of our experienced staff. We are more than just a service provider; we are your fleet management company partner.

Regardless of your fleet’s size or location, you need a fleet management company that offers a full array of fleet management services, from insurance and maintenance, to roadside assistance.
And, we provide professional fleet management and administration services.

Partnering with Haines Fleet, you will find highly skilled and dedicated professionals who understand all aspects of the business and can build the optimal fleet solution for you—not all fleet management companies can provide this level of service.

At Haines Fleet, we give you more than most FM companies—we consider you a partner.

For speedy and responsive service why not call us today at +353 1 8907734.