Fueling a fleet vehicle is simple, right? It takes only a few minutes of your drivers’ time. They just zip up to the pump, swipe their fuel card, fuel their vehicle, and hit the road.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the economy, there’s no question that 2020 and 2021 brought unique challenges for both the trucking and fleet industry.
No question, electricity bills in the U.S. have increased substantially, with customers burdened with some of the highest bills they’ve seen in years. But don’t blame your electricity provider for bill shock surprises. Instead, volatile natural-gas prices being driven higher by various factors, including winter demand, geopolitical events, and a global natural-gas supply shortage are to blame.
Tags: Fuel Management
For summer 2022, the weather forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is sizzling hot, with higher than usual temperatures expected throughout nearly all of the “Lower 48”.
With hurricane season just around the corner — beginning June 1st and running through November 30th — keeping your generator properly maintained is essential for keeping your business up and running should a power outage occur. Just as your fleet vehicles require preventative maintenance for cost control, reliability, and safety — so does your generator.
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Big data has impacted almost every industry in significant ways and fleet management is no exception. The power of big data has taken fleet management to the next level.
Fuel prices are always a top concern for fleet managers. But with prices currently through the roof, focusing on fuel efficiency is more important than ever for running a profitable fleet and protecting your bottom line.
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Because of their massive size and weight, the consequences can be devastating, if not deadly, when an accident involving a commercial truck happens. Truck accidents happen for various reasons, but the most common causes are speeding, distracted driving, driver fatigue, bad weather, overloading, aggressive driving, and one we will explore further here — brake issues.
With fuel being the second-largest total cost of ownership expense after depreciation, controlling fleet fuel costs and getting the most from every fuel dollar is key to running a profitable operation. There are proven ways to achieve this, including monitoring driver behavior, improving routing efficiency, keeping tires properly inflated, and one that we’ll explore here — fuel delivery methods — specifically wet hose fueling.