Winter is here and with it the possibility of weather conditions that can make driving much more dangerous than usual. With driver safety the number one concern for fleets, it’s important to have a best practices action plan in place for winter driving and for preparing vehicles for any potential adverse conditions.
Showing your drivers how much you appreciate them not only helps them feel valued, supported and an integral part of the team, it positively impacts your bottom line. Low morale is associated with lower levels of productivity, poorer performance and higher turnover. And what company can afford that?
Tags: Fleet Management
With winter just around the corner, there’s no time like the present for ensuring your bulk fuel storage tanks are cold weather-ready. So when cold temperatures set in, your fuel is protected from contaminants that can cause fuel pump failure, low engine power, higher fuel consumption and engine damage.
Every year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) conducts its annual Brake Safety Week across North America —a week geared to brake safety education and to brake system inspections by commercial motor vehicle (CMV) inspectors. During Brake Safety Week, as well as every day of the year, when an inspector discovers critical vehicle inspection items, as identified in the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, that vehicle will be placed out-of-service until the condition is corrected.
Fueling a fleet vehicle is simple, right? It takes only a few minutes of your drivers’ time. They just zip up to the pump, swipe their fuel card, fuel their vehicle, and hit the road.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the economy, there’s no question that 2020 and 2021 brought unique challenges for both the trucking and fleet industry.
No question, electricity bills in the U.S. have increased substantially, with customers burdened with some of the highest bills they’ve seen in years. But don’t blame your electricity provider for bill shock surprises. Instead, volatile natural-gas prices being driven higher by various factors, including winter demand, geopolitical events, and a global natural-gas supply shortage are to blame.
Tags: Fuel Management
For summer 2022, the weather forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is sizzling hot, with higher than usual temperatures expected throughout nearly all of the “Lower 48”.
With hurricane season just around the corner — beginning June 1st and running through November 30th — keeping your generator properly maintained is essential for keeping your business up and running should a power outage occur. Just as your fleet vehicles require preventative maintenance for cost control, reliability, and safety — so does your generator.
Tags: Risk Management