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.
Rising fuel and maintenance/repair costs are always a hot topic for fleet owners and managers. But what’s typically not as top of mind is the rising cost of fleet vehicle insurance premiums over the last couple of years. With premiums steadily rising and, in some cases, even doubling, owners and managers need to be thinking more about insurance and how to keep premium costs under control.
With solar energy becoming more affordable and accessible than ever before, businesses across the U.S. are increasingly investing in solar as a reliable, clean, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly power source. From Fortune 500 companies to small/midsize businesses, on-site commercial solar installations are booming. These panels can be installed on rooftops, in parking lots, or ground-mounted.
With e-commerce increasingly becoming a more significant percentage of U.S. retail sales, last mile delivery fleets have never been busier. E-commerce is projected to grow to 19.2% of all U.S. retail sales by 2024, and the North American last mile delivery market is projected to grow by $58.91 billion between 2021 and 2025. To meet the demand and be competitive, fleet managers must ensure their last mile delivery fleets run at top-notch efficiency.