There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything — upending the world and making business as usual highly unusual and exceptionally challenging across all industries. For the fleet industry, the pandemic has caused a seismic shift in how fleet managers handle operational, logistical, and financial challenges while safeguarding employees and keeping business productive and profitable.
With fuel being a fleet’s number one operating expense — accounting for as much as 60% of a fleet’s operating budget — lowering fuel costs is a top priority for every fleet manager. Whether fuel prices are rising or falling, putting management strategies in place to mitigate fuel costs is key to running a cost-effective, efficient, and profitable operation.
With the advent of wireless telecommunications, smaller/more powerful devices, and more mobile devices, fleet technology has rapidly evolved over the years. It is a trend that isn’t going away any time soon. For fleet managers, that’s excellent news.
For fleet managers who want to lower costs and improve efficiency — and what fleet manager doesn’t — route optimization is a viable solution for fleets of all sizes and applications.
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In today’s climate of ever-evolving technology, to stay connected to drivers and vehicle data while remaining competitive and compliant, fleet managers are always on the search for the “latest and greatest” technology to help meet those goals. For 2021, that technology is 5G.
Without question, COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we live, work, and shop. While the long-term impact of these changes has yet to be seen, one effect has been hugely positive. With people following social distancing guidelines and increasingly shopping online, last-mile deliveries are surging.
Winter is upon us, and with it, weather conditions that can reduce visibility, decrease traction, and test the driving skills and patience of even the best commercial truck drivers. All seasons present weather driving challenges, but winter challenges are typically considered the most dangerous for truckers.
Keeping fleet vehicles maintained adequately is one of the most critical aspects of fleet management. It is also key to growth and profitability. Just one vehicle “in the shop” can cause all kinds of problems that lead to lost profits, including:
The 2020 hurricane season brought record-breaking storms that swept through the Atlantic region, causing miles of power outages, floods, and mass destruction. Understanding previous hurricane seasons will help you better prepare for the inevitable storms the next season will bring.
Take a deeper look at this year's record-breaking hurricane season.
More than a trend or buzzword, fleet sustainability is a top concern for fleets of all sizes and applications. While diesel and gasoline will continue to dominate over the next decade, fleets are testing and buying sustainable vehicle technologies in record numbers. That’s according to the first technology-neutral and comprehensive industry report, The State of Sustainable Fleets 2020, compiled by clean transportation and energy consultants Gladstein Neandross & Associates (GNA).