Anuário Brasileiro do Setor de Locação de Veículos | 2022

132 Anuário Brasileiro do Setor de Locação de Veículos Brazilian Vehicle Rental Sector Yearbook 2022 Professionals who are better technically prepared and have more experience have been the basis of fleet management in Brazil, a business area growing for some years. The scenario is promising, thanks to the support of suppliers, the training of managers, the pursuit of improvements, the organization of events and forums to share experiences. It is a fact that we have observed an important advance in the use of available fleet resources and their optimization. On the other hand, raising investment is difficult, there is a lack of staff to implement improvements and a need to prove the savings and increased security that management provides, not to mention the effort to have a more sustainable fleet. In any case, Brazil follows the course observed in the segment in other countries, given the more intensive use of technology, lowering the cost of services, and improving access to vehicle data. Another trend is the sharing of experiences, which democratizes information via digital platforms, with greater and more frequent exchanges of good practices. It is well-known that larger fleets of vehicles need management. The sectors that lead demand are food and beverage distribution, telecommunications and repair services, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, energy/water treatment companies, agribusiness, infrastructure, and financial services. It is also worth noting that public fleets and institutions are becoming better managed and responding to the call for sustainability. The challenge facing managers this year when renewing fleets will be to make orders for new vehicles early and decide which vehicles to replace with cleaner engines. Another question will be whether to share or replace mobility services, reducing the company’s fleet size. With a base in the mobility market, rental companies are well situated to meet the needs of companies while ensuring capillarity nationally. As with other activities, they will have to improve their offers with more flexibility and digitization. We are attentive to the collective demand for more sustainable and environmentally responsible solutions. The switch to electric or hybrid vehicles will be faster than we think, especially in large cities, as well as the growth in mobility services accessed through apps. The growing number of clean models offered by automakers and the alternatives in leasing will speed up this development. Technology is being used more intensively, reducing the cost of services, increasing access to vehicle data, and improving practices Fleet management grows and becomes more professional AIAFA BRASIL By Jaume Verge, Executive Vice President of AIAFA Brazil – the International Association of Fleet and Mobility Administrators