Camilla Davis, vice president of administration for FARA, a nationwide insurance third party administrator, knows that working with a professional fleet management company can help a business achieve cost-saving results. In fact, she credits her achievements in managing FARA’s fleet among the reasons she was honored as one of the “2003 Women of the Year” by New Orleans CityBusiness
Davis, the first woman in her company to serve as a corporate vice president, is responsible for her company’s 40-vehicle fleet. She also oversees FARA’s risk management program, licensing and compliance, and other major business areas. “FARA is in the business of containing insurance costs,” said Davis. “That’s the essence of my job. My responsibility is to reduce FARA’s administrative costs so we can offer competitive pricing to our clients. Enterprise has helped me do that,” she added.
According to Davis, working with Enterprise Fleet Services, a division of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, has helped accomplish FARA’s objective of reducing auto expenses by 50 percent. “Because Enterprise Fleet Services specializes in working with companies that have small to mid-size fleets, its professionals understand my goals,” said Davis.
“I manage many vendors for FARA, and Enterprise has been a valued partner in helping us implement cost-saving initiatives,” Davis added. She has worked with Enterprise Fleet Services throughout her 13-year career with FARA. During her tenure, Davis has saved FARA $1-million in fleet program expenses through a variety of initiatives.
One of her most successful strategies is a fleet policy that limits company cars to those employees who drive a minimum of 1,000 business miles per month. FARA’s auto expenses have been reduced by 50 percent. It allows the company to offer a nicer selection of vehicles for qualified drivers, which results in a higher resale value for a better return on investment.
“Enterprise has made it easy for me to manage the complexities of a fleet program,” said Davis. “I have immediate access to a team of experienced fleet management professionals when I want to discuss ways to improve our company vehicle program. From acquiring vehicles at the best possible prices and with all available discounts, to replacing vehicles at appropriate intervals and getting the highest resale price on older vehicles, Enterprise ensures FARA receives maximum value.”
FARA also takes advantage of Enterprise’s maintenance management and fuel management programs, as well as services that handle all registration, reporting, inspections, tax payments, license renewals and title management.
“Our program with Enterprise is successful because both companies work together to achieve optimal results. It’s truly a win-win relationship,” Davis said.
Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Mandeville, La., FARA is a nationwide insurance third party administrator, providing risk management solutions and group benefits administration to insurance companies, self-insured corporations, and governmental entities.
About Enterprise Fleet Services
Enterprise Fleet Services, a division of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, is a full-service fleet management company for businesses with fleets between 15 and 125 vehicles.
With 45 fully staffed offices nationwide, it supplies most makes and models of cars, light and medium duty trucks and service vehicles to businesses across the United States.
Enterprise has been recognized with the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) “Blue Seal of Excellence” award for seven consecutive years, an industry record.
For more information, visit www.enterprise.com/fleets
or call toll free (877) 23-FLEET.