Holiday Travel Tips for Your Fleet

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 30, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Just as Staycations became a popular travel trend in 2008 as a reaction to high gasoline prices, a popular travel trend today—in reaction to the lowest gasoline prices in five years—is getting the heck out of Dodge. Not by planes and trains, but by automobile.

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Supplier Diversity Program

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 23, 2016 10:31:49 AM


According to the U.S Census, the minority population in the United States increased from 32.9 percent in 2007 to 37.9 percent in 2014 with four states—Hawaii, California, New Mexico and Texas—and also Washington D.C.—“majority-minority.”

As you can well imagine, with the rising minority population, the number of minority-owned businesses has also risen. In fact, according to the Minority Business Development Agency, from 2007 to 2012 minority-owned businesses increased a whopping 39 percent—from 5.8 million to 8 million.

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Weight Distribution for Fuel Efficiency

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If your doctor told you to lose a few pounds, it might be wise to follow his or her advice. Studies show that losing just ten pounds can significantly improve virtually every aspect of your health - from decreasing risk of a heart attack and cancer, to lowering blood pressure, reducing stress on your joints and increasing lifespan.

Just as dieting is beneficial to your health, reducing the weight of the vehicles in your fleet is beneficial to the health of your organization. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for every 100 pounds taken out/off a vehicle, fuel economy increases by 1 to 2 percent.

Extra weight on vehicles means more energy to start moving. The more energy vehicles need to start moving, the more stress it places on the engine and transmission, which does not bode well for vehicle life.

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Monitoring Fleet Fuel Card Fraud

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

There’s a lot for fleet managers to love about fleet fuel cards. They help control, monitor and track fuel expenses and driver purchases. They help automate billing and provide detailed transaction reports. They help reduce time-consuming administrative work. They help increase driver productivity and help save money at the pump.

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PS Energy Honored as Class IV Southern Region Supplier of the Year by the NMSDC

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 8, 2016 11:01:58 AM
We are proud to announce that PS Energy has been named the 2016 Class IV Southern Region Supplier of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).

Chartered in 1972, NMSDC is the global leader in advancing opportunities for its over 12,000 certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises and connecting them to its corporate members. Its network includes a national office in New York and 23 regional affiliates throughout the United States.
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Electric Heavy Duty Trucks

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

With our roadways becoming more and more congested, getting stuck in traffic jams in urban areas is, unfortunately, becoming the norm. Not only is it frustrating and a time drain—even worse—it’s bad for your health, as it has been found to contribute to heart disease, cancer and respiratory ailments.

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Telematics for Your Utility Fleet

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jul 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Managing a utility fleet is no easy task. Costs are constantly fluctuating, customer expectations are through the roof and Mother Nature is forever hanging around trying to make your job and that of your drivers even more of a challenge.

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Truck Sharing in a Shifting Market

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jul 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

The concept of sharing items with friends, family or neighbors is certainly nothing new. People have shared the use of assets for centuries. But thanks to the Internet, technological advances and a growing trend that values access over ownership, the concept of sharing is turning into a profitable and flexible economic model—one that fleets can benefit from.

 

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Readying Your Fleet for Summer

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jul 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

According to the AAA motor club, nearly 56% of U.S. drivers are planning a road trip this summer. Partly due to gas prices lower than they have been in 11 years, travel and gasoline consumption are on the upswing.

Take for example this past Memorial Day. AAA projected more than 34 million Americans traveling on the road to their destinations—an increase of 2.1% from last year.

Yes, it seems that the great American road trip is not only back, it’s here to stay.

 

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Water: The Enemy in Fuel Storage Tanks

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jun 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

We all have heard the numerous health benefits of drinking water and many of us try diligently to get in the recommended eight glasses a day. But let your fuel storage tank take too many “gulps” of wondrous H2O and you have on hand—if not treated properly—a situation that can be very unhealthy for your bottom line.

Just as water and oil don’t mix, neither do water and fuel. Water accumulation can damage fuel quality, which in turn can cause problems that take a big bite out of business productivity and efficiency, including:

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