Rental company Europcar has published a whitepaper looking at the challenges businesses face to meet transport needs.

The firm claimed that businesses and decision makers “are facing more challenges than ever when it comes to keeping workers on the road and productive”.

It said the white paper looks at the role of transport in supporting businesses and examines the current shift from vehicle ownership to ‘usership’. It also shows how fleet managers could be harnessing the flexibility and versatility provided by the latest mobility solutions to reduce costs and boost the efficiency of their fleet.

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Economic growth and cash flow were the top two concerns for UK firm that generate their revenue through monthly contracts, a survey by Europcar found. It added that minimising risk and retaining talent are also big problems.

“Businesses need to be able to cope with fluctuations in demand by harnessing solutions that offer them the agility and flexibility they need to adjust their operations quickly,” said Gary Smith, managing director of Europcar Mobility Group in the UK. “It’s more important than ever, therefore, for firms to understand the benefits the new mobility landscape can offer them. Our new white paper outlines the challenges, but also highlights the range of mobility solutions firms could be adopting to maximise the efficiency of their fleet today.