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Three 2019 Trends That May Impact Your Fleet in 2020

Posted by PS Energy Group on Dec 3, 2019 10:00:00 AM

With 2019 in the books, let’s take a look back at three areas from the year that may have an impact on your fleet in 2020, specifically:

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GMSDC and the Benefits of Doing Business with a Diverse Supplier

Posted by PS Energy Group on Nov 12, 2019 9:15:55 AM

PS Energy was recently chosen by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) to be included in its 2019 edition of “Georgia’s Own,” a digital book showcasing top Georgia Minority Business Enterprises. The 40 minority-owned and Georgia-based companies featured in the book span multiple industries, from manufacturing and transportation to retail and technology.

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What to Consider When It's Time to Replace Your Underground Storage Tank

Posted by PS Energy Group on Oct 29, 2019 10:30:00 AM

Just like vehicles and pieces of equipment, underground storage tanks (USTs) have a lifespan of their own and eventually need to be replaced. On average, tanks can last around 25 years. That said, if tanks are close to “retirement age” and show signs of corrosion and rust, then it’s probably time to purchase new tanks.

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Preparation is Key for Utility Fleets this Winter

Posted by PS Energy Group on Oct 22, 2019 9:27:08 AM

Last winter was not lacking in snowstorms, ice storms, or mixed events in many parts of the country. This year, it looks to be more of the same, with colder-than-normal temperatures and above-normal precipitation predicted. While this may be good news for skiers and snowmobilers, utility fleet managers know that winter weather can wreak havoc on their fleets.

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Three Key Fuel Card Capabilities That Benefit Fleet Management

Posted by PS Energy Group on Sep 24, 2019 11:33:39 AM

There are a number of options fleet managers might choose to help them manage fuel use and spend. These options include:

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Manage Effectively with Our Risk Management Plan

Posted by PS Energy Group on Sep 10, 2019 2:30:00 PM

Enhancing safety, improving productivity, and reducing costs are at the top of the responsibility list for most fleet managers. These are responsibilities that are far from simple, but ones that a bulletproof risk management plan can help fleet managers tackle more effectively.

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Leasing vs. Buying Vehicles

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 27, 2019 11:30:00 AM

To lease or to buy fleet vehicles, that is the one question most fleet managers have to answer at some point in their careers. Determining the best answer isn’t easy. It’s a complex process that depends on several factors, including budget, fleet size, the number of vehicles required to meet business goals, current and future financial situation, and administrative capabilities. 

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5 Keys to Creating Strong Fleet Policy

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 13, 2019 10:30:00 AM

 

Establishing fleet policies and procedures is vital to running your fleet efficiently, profitably, and safely. If hastily planned, poorly written, and improperly managed, your fleet policy will be ineffective and can cause problems that affect both your fleet operations and your company’s overall profitability.

Policies and procedures should be:

  • Easy to understand
  • Comprehensive – covering all relevant areas
  • Designed with compliance in mind
  • Enforceable
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Hurricane Predictions Disaster Plan

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jul 31, 2019 9:30:00 AM

 

The death and devastation in 2018 from Atlantic Hurricanes Florence and Michael was so severe that their names were permanently retired from the World Meteorological Organization’s list of storm names.

Florence, which made landfall in September on the North Carolina coast, brought catastrophic flooding to the Carolinas and Virginia. It caused over 50 deaths and an estimated $30-60 billion in damage. Michael, which came ashore along the Florida panhandle in October, was one of the strongest storms ever to make landfall in the contiguous U.S., causing at least 45 deaths and an estimated $30 billion in damage.

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Determining the Optimal Vehicle Replacement Cycle

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jun 25, 2019 10:19:31 AM

 

Fleet managers have the responsibility of staying focused on the job at hand and the responsibility of planning and prioritizing future fleet and company needs.  Fuel planning, preventative maintenance scheduling, budgetary projections, and determining the optimal vehicle replacement cycle are just a few of those.

Arguably, all these responsibilities are equally important, but one that is not always prioritized is determining the optimal vehicle replacement cycle. For various reasons, this responsibility is often approached with a reactive “wait and see.” This approach should be avoided because it can prove to be expensive in terms of maintenance costs, fuel costs, and downtime.

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