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Hydroplaning: 7 Tips to Stay Accident Free

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jul 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM

It’s summertime and while the livin’ may be easy, as for the driving, well, that can be another story entirely. In fact, summertime driving can be downright dangerous.  

For starters, with Americans packing up the car and traveling to summer vacation destinations, there’s more traffic than usual on the roadways. More traffic means more congestion and a greater chance of accidents.

And then there’s the weather.

Summer brings an abundance of steamy, sticky days and unsettled weather patterns that can ramp up the potential for torrential afternoon

thunderstorms that strike with little warning, limit visibility, and boost the chances of one of the most common causes of traffic accidents: hydroplaning.

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Fleet Liability: Areas to Reduce Your Exposure

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jun 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

There’s no doubt that managing a fleet is a complex undertaking — one that requires a broad range of skills and experience to keep the numerous areas of operation running efficiently and within budget.

But the fact is, as highly skilled and experienced as the most successful fleet managers are, one thing that’s hard to tackle is predicting exactly what liability issues might crop up — making such predictions is next to impossible.

However, reducing liability exposure with winning strategies and solutions that improve the areas most affected by common liability issue is very possible to achieve.

Being held liable in a claim is no picnic. It can negatively impact a company’s reputation, affect how a fleet is managed and operated, and can mean the difference between operating profitably or operating in the red.

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Preparing for Hurricane Season: 3 Problems and Solutions

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jun 5, 2018 10:30:00 AM

With areas of the Gulf Coast and Puerto Rico still recovering from the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Maria in 2017, it may seem too early to even be thinking about the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season. But the truth of the matter is, it’s never too early to be thinking about — and preparing for — hurricane season.

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6 Safety Tips for Summer Drivers

Posted by PS Energy Group on May 22, 2018 9:00:34 AM

With the blizzards, whiteouts and ice-covered roads of winter in the rear-view mirror and the warm, sunny days of summer just around the corner, you might be looking forward to your drivers traveling on roads that are safer and much easier to navigate.

Sorry to disappoint.

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Tags: Fleet Management

Quick Guide: Active and Passive Safety Systems

Posted by PS Energy Group on May 8, 2018 10:13:00 AM

 

After being in decline for nearly a decade, vehicle fatality rates have increased in the U.S. over the past few years.

In fact, 2016 fatal traffic crash data— released in October 2017 by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration — shows 37,462 lives lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6% from 2015. Factors linked to the rise include reckless behaviors, such as speeding and not wearing seat belts, as well as a 2.2% increase in the number of vehicle miles traveled on U.S. roads.

With growing highway congestion and driver distractions here to stay, improving driver safety and reducing accidents has never been more important than now.

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Tags: Fleet Management

3 Actionable Steps to Decrease Driver Turnover and Increase Retention

Posted by PS Energy Group on Apr 17, 2018 10:00:00 AM

 

If you are a fleet manager, there is no question that driver shortage is a significant and ongoing concern. In fact, in its annual top industry issues report — 2017 — the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) found that, for the first time since 2006, driver shortage was the top-ranked issue, followed by ELDs and hours of service.

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Tags: Fleet Management

Single-Platform Solution Provides Insights for Fleet Management

Posted by PS Energy Group on Apr 3, 2018 9:46:58 AM

Whether your fleet is just a few vehicles or a few hundred, properly managing it and staying on top of the multiple challenges, details and requirements can be an overwhelming task.

From finding cost-effective solutions that control fuel prices and cut operational expenses, to figuring out new ways to ensure driver safety while complying with government regulations, fleet management can be a complicated undertaking with lots of disconnected nuts and bolts coming at you from every direction.

However, fleet management doesn’t have to be so co

mplicated and discombobulated. Software solutions and technologies can simplify and streamline the management of your assets on a single platform that is cost-effective and comprehensive.

 

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Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel Management, Asset Management

The Role of Telematics in Driver Safety and Coaching

Posted by PS Energy Group on Mar 20, 2018 9:15:00 AM

Pinpointing the location of fleet vehicles, optimizing their performance by staying on top of maintenance, and determining if their routes are the most efficient are all aspects of fleet vehicle management that telematics can help control.

But, of course, successfully managing a fleet isn’t only about managing vehicles. It’s also about managing drivers. And, the good news for fleet managers is that the real-time vehicle data that telematics provides, such as fuel use, wear and tear, braking, idling and speed, can also furnish real-time insight into exactly what drivers are up to when they’re behind the wheel.

Are they speeding? Idling excessively? Hard braking and accelerating? Driving aggressively? Not following approved routes? Wearing their seat belt? Or, are they doing everything “by the book” and operating their vehicle in accordance with fleet policy?

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Tags: Fleet Management, Asset Management

3 Key Factors to Examine for In-House Fleet Maintenance Programs

Posted by PS Energy Group on Feb 27, 2018 9:30:00 AM

While there’s some debate among fleet managers regarding the most efficient and cost-effective solution to handle vehicle maintenance and repair work— in-house, outsourced or a hybrid of the two — there’s absolutely no debate that routine maintenance and timely repairs are crucial to operational safety, productivity and customer satisfaction.

Just as with choosing a telematics solution or the right vehicles for your fleet, there’s no one-size-fits-all maintenance solution. In-house may be the most beneficial for some fleets, while outsourcing may be best for others. Or, maybe a bit of both is the most efficient and cost-effective.

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Tags: Fleet Management

Five Benefits of Unattended Fuel Outlets (UFOs)

Posted by PS Energy Group on Feb 13, 2018 11:30:00 AM

iStock-528101243_web.jpgIf you manage fleet vehicles for your organization, you’re well-versed on all the ins and outs of the most common methods for obtaining fuel — bulk deliveries to fuel tanks, mobile fueling and purchasing at retail locations with fuel cards. However, there’s another fuel delivery method that you may not be quite as knowledgeable about. And, that’s unattended fuel outlets or UFOs.

Unattended fuel outlets are exactly what the name implies — unmanned fuel stations. They are also known for being reliable, computerized, fully-automated and a fast and convenient way for drivers to fill up vehicles and get back on the road without the time-consuming hassle of convenience store lines and the safety hazards associated with crowded lots.

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Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel Management

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