With 2021 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look at what’s ahead for 2022 — specifically, a look at top predictions that fleet industry insiders foresee affecting the fleet market over the next 12 months.
Accidents happen no matter how skilled your drivers, the years of experience behind the wheel, or their training level. The average motorist in the U.S. travels 12,000 to 15,000 miles annually and each year has a one in 15 chance of being involved in a vehicle accident. Most fleet drivers travel 20,000 to 25,000 miles annually, so it’s simple math — your drivers’ exposure to accident risk and your bottom line’s exposure is much greater than that of the average motorist.
When it comes to operating costs for fleets, what a difference a year makes. In the 2020 calendar year, feet operating costs were lowered, as many fleet vehicles were idled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s hardly the case for 2021, according to findings in Automotive Fleet’s 29th annual operating cost survey. So far this year, fleets have experienced an increase in operating costs in all expense categories across the board.
Whether it’s directly or indirectly, weather can significantly impact day-to-day operations in several ways. In addition, each season throughout the year brings unique challenges that fleet managers must be prepared for and stay on top of to keep operating efficiently.
There’s no question that a fleet manager’s job is complicated. Most of the time, it can be downright chaotic. With fleet management involving many moving parts, including drivers, vehicles, safety, and compliance, keeping all in check while improving operational and overall fleet efficiency is no easy task. Thankfully, risk management best practices can make fleet management easier by making it more streamlined and efficient.
If you’re a commercial business owner in Georgia and considering converting your business to solar power, you’re not alone. Solar installations are booming in the Peach State. Just a decade ago, the solar industry in Georgia was virtually non-existent. Today that’s hardly the case. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), as of Q2 2021, Georgia ranked 9th nationwide in installed solar capacity.
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Digital transformation is taking place across all industries and is particularly prevalent in transportation and logistics. For fleet managers and owners of trucking companies, this shift means one thing — modernize your management systems or roll the dice on your digital, data-driven competition, gaining a competitive advantage and leaving you behind.
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Even though truck drivers are essential to U.S. economic stability and growth, they are commonly an under-appreciated group that doesn’t get the respect they deserve. Think what would happen if truck drivers decided not to show up for work. Grocery shelves would be empty, raw materials wouldn’t be supplied to manufacturers, new products wouldn’t be developed, gas stations would have no fuel, and hospitals would be lacking the medical supplies and pharmaceuticals needed to treat patients. These are just a few of the “doomsday” scenarios that would become a reality. Nothing moves without truck drivers. Practically everything we use or consume at some point is transported on a truck.
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To get an idea of the importance of having a backup generator for your business, think about what could happen if an unexpected power outage occurred. You would not be able to access data, complete sales, manufacture products, connect with customers, ensure employee and customer safety, and could be forced to shut down your business until power was restored. This can add to the loss of revenue, excessive downtime, loss of customers, corrupt/lost data, property damage, and a damaged reputation — none of which any business can afford.
To keep airport facilities running smoothly, efficiently, and safely, ground support crew and ground support equipment (GSE) must be firing on all cylinders 24/7/365. If not, there’s an imminent risk that ground-handling services performed on an aircraft at the terminal gate may not be performed promptly or, worse, not conducted safely.