The truck driver shortage is one of the biggest challenges the U.S. trucking industry currently faces. Looking ahead to the future, it’s going to get even more challenging. According to the American Trucking Association, the April 2021 shortage of 63,000 will climb well over 100,000 by 2022 and close to 180,000 by 2026.
For airport administrators, there’s no question that procuring, managing, and monitoring fuel for ground vehicles and facilities can be a real challenge to balance. What is also undisputed is that fuel is one of the most significant expenses for airport facilities. Controlling fuel costs by improving fuel efficiency and reducing waste should be a top priority.
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With lowering fuel and maintenance costs, compliance with government regulations, and reducing carbon footprint being top priorities for businesses that operate fleets, it’s no wonder that fleet managers are increasingly turning to green fuels to power their fleet vehicles. A 2020 fleet purchasing survey indicated that interest in green fuels is on the rise after remaining relatively flat for the last several years.
With fuel being a top expense for fleets, determining the most cost-effective purchasing method to fuel your vehicles and equipment requires careful consideration. While there’s no common “one method fills all”, what is common among all fleets is the need to manage the price of fuel and offset the risk of fuel price volatility. Choosing the method that best matches your specific requirements can help you tackle this need head-on.
As if fleet managers don’t have enough on their plate dealing with the ongoing impact of the COVID pandemic on their fleet operations, along comes the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins June 1 and runs through November 30.
There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed everything — upending the world and making business as usual highly unusual and exceptionally challenging across all industries. For the fleet industry, the pandemic has caused a seismic shift in how fleet managers handle operational, logistical, and financial challenges while safeguarding employees and keeping business productive and profitable.
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With fuel being a fleet’s number one operating expense — accounting for as much as 60% of a fleet’s operating budget — lowering fuel costs is a top priority for every fleet manager. Whether fuel prices are rising or falling, putting management strategies in place to mitigate fuel costs is key to running a cost-effective, efficient, and profitable operation.
With the advent of wireless telecommunications, smaller/more powerful devices, and more mobile devices, fleet technology has rapidly evolved over the years. It is a trend that isn’t going away any time soon. For fleet managers, that’s excellent news.
For fleet managers who want to lower costs and improve efficiency — and what fleet manager doesn’t — route optimization is a viable solution for fleets of all sizes and applications.
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In today’s climate of ever-evolving technology, to stay connected to drivers and vehicle data while remaining competitive and compliant, fleet managers are always on the search for the “latest and greatest” technology to help meet those goals. For 2021, that technology is 5G.