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5 Winterizing Tips to Share with Your Fleet Drivers

Posted by PS Energy Group on Dec 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Taking steps to winterize your fleet vehicles, including keeping tanks at least half full, using the right viscosity of oil , topping off fluids and checking wiper blades, tires, brake pads and shoes is key to ensuring your vehicles are prepared for the challenges associated with winter weather.

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What Fleets Need to Know about the ELD Mandate Update

Posted by PS Energy Group on Nov 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The Electronic Logging Device Mandate, which is more commonly referred to as the ELD Mandate, is a federal rule published December 2015 by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 

Implemented in three phases, with Phase 2 going into effect in less than a month on December 18, the rule applies to most motor carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status (RODS). The rule’s intention is to help create a safer work environment for drivers and to make tracking, managing and sharing RODS faster and easier.  

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Tags: Fleet Management, ELD Mandate

The Danger of Parking Lot Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Posted by PS Energy Group on Nov 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Compared to highway accidents, parking lot accidents involving fleet vehicles may not seem like a very big deal. In terms of serious injury or fatalities, they’re not. But in terms of the cost of dents, dings, scrapes and driver downtime all adding up, well that’s another story. The truth is that parking lot accidents can be a very big deal that can decrease profitability.

Accidents in parking lots are responsible for a significant amount of a fleet’s overall annual operating costs. They often end up costing more than a serious highway accident in that if the insurance deductible isn’t met, the cost to cover an accident is out of pocket and straight out of profit.

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Tags: Fleet Management

The Future is Here: Big Data, Telematics and Fleet Management

Posted by PS Energy Group on Oct 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Fleet telematics has come a long way since it first emerged in the early 1990s. What was initially a simple GPS system to pinpoint the location of a vehicle and tell if a vehicle was or wasn’t in motion has evolved into a sophisticated data gathering tool that can drive bottom-line benefits to fleets of all functions, compositions and sizes.

Today, fleet telematics technology integrates routing, geo-fencing, navigation, two-way communication, vehicle diagnostics, dashboard, real-time driver and vehicle alerts, customizable reports and a host of other features that collect critical data about vehicles and drivers that fleet managers use to shape strategy and improve efficiency.

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Lessons from Hurricanes and How to Prepare for Disasters

Posted by PS Energy Group on Oct 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

To put the destructive power of nature in perspective, look no further than the damage estimates from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria—between $65 billion and $190 billion for Harvey, between $50 billion and $100 billion for Irma and between $45 billion and $95 billion for Maria.

Most of the recovery expenses will go toward property damage, but a good bit of those expenses—at least in the case of Harvey and Irma—will also go toward vehicle replacement.  

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Tags: Emergency Fueling, Fleet Management

How to Be Safe and Benefit from Aboveground Storage Tanks

Posted by PS Energy Group on Sep 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With innovations and technological advances in tank construction and also in fuel delivery, dispensing and monitoring, using aboveground storage tanks for fuel storage is safer than ever before, and if managed and maintained properly, they can provide fleets numerous advantages.

For example, there’s improved product security, a price break for buying fuel in bulk, greater control over inventory and the convenience of not having to wait on a fuel delivery service to top off vehicles or equipment—meaning less downtime, increased productivity and improved operating costs.

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Tags: Fleet Management

Top Reasons Your Semi-Trucks Are Breaking Down

Posted by PS Energy Group on Sep 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Truck drivers log 432 billion miles annually, so it’s no surprise that breakdowns are inevitable. Unfortunately, when a truck in your fleet breaks down, you lose time, money and, potentially, client trust if services or products are delayed. Considering how important it is to maintain your fleet, maintenance is top of mind for fleet managers.

It’s a best practice to track maintenance and repairs to determine if your fleet has unique areas that should be addressed immediately. There are, however, several leading causes of semi-tucks breaking down that you should keep in mind.

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Tags: Emergency Fueling, Fleet Management

How Drones Have Changed the Utilities Industry

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Drones—used solely for military purposes for decades—have proven to be valuable, adaptable and easy-to-use multipurpose tools that help provide organizations a more affordable, efficient and safer way to do business and a faster and smarter way to track and collect invaluable data.

Thanks in part to more regulatory clarification, technical innovations and reduced component costs, organizations of all sizes and industries are integrating drone technology in their daily business practices. 

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5 Traits of Highly Effective Fleet Managers

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 8, 2017 10:00:00 AM

To keep your workforce at the top of their game, you need to be at the top of yours. While every fleet is different, accomplishing this goal as a fleet manager can be as simple as incorporating a few of the most common habits of highly effective fleet managers.

To that end, let’s take a look at five common habits compiled by fleet professionals from the National Association of Fleet Administrators and other industry professionals to give you some insight on how adopting these habits can help you:

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PS Energy Group Presented with Diverse Business Award

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jul 18, 2017 10:08:38 AM

PS Energy Group is the 2017 recipient of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Diverse Business Award, given to companies that show support for business diversity through development initiatives. 

“I am humbled to be included with such a committed group of diversity professionals,” Livia Whisenhunt, PS Energy’s CEO, said. “My association over the past two decades with EEI, as well as with its members and clients, has motivated me and the PS Energy team to embrace the support of business diversity initiatives.”

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