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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7 Driving Tips to Keep Your Fleet Safe During Wet Weather

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jul 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Summer and road trips go hand in hand, and this summer will be no exception. In fact, according to AAA, you can expect 10 percent more travelers on the road this summer than the record-breaking numbers from last summer—and that’s despite a projected 30 cent increase in the price of gas.

If it feels a little crowded out there, it’s not your imagination.

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Tags: Fleet Management

Does Your Fleet Need a Fuel Card Program?

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jun 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Determining how your drivers pay for fuel at the pump can mean the difference between saving money and improving efficiencies or spending large chunks of your day tracking driver expenses manually.

And, who has time for that?

Making better use of your time and money by identifying solutions that reduce expenses, streamline operations, maximize workforce productivity and keep troubles at bay is essential to operational success. That’s where fleet fuel cards come into play, eliminating cash and conventional credit cards for driver purchases, and replacing them with a trackable, more efficient option.

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Sustainability Starts with Alternative Fuels

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jun 6, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Businesses are continuing to undertake sustainability initiatives to reduce their carbon footprint and impact on the environment. What many are discovering is that by better managing their greenhouse gas emissions they are becoming more environmentally friendly, improving their brand image, generating positive PR, increasing efficiencies, motivating their employees and saving money.

Doing the right thing can be both environmentally and financially friendly and a smart investment. Let’s take a closer look at one important environmentally friendly practice—using alternative or green fuels to fuel fleet vehicles and equipment.

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2017 Weather Predictions That Could Affect Your Fuel Availability

Posted by PS Energy Group on May 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season just around the corner—officially beginning June 1 and ending November 30—there is no time like the present to prepare your fleet operations for the weather that Mother Nature might decide to throw your way.

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Tags: Emergency Fueling, Fuel Management

Is Bulk Fuel Right for Your Fleet?

Posted by PS Energy Group on May 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Buying fuel in bulk isn’t always the most cost-effective option.

For emergency, first responder and utility fleets in particular, bulk fuel may be the best solution. In fact, it is an operational necessity. For some fleets, bulk fuel may actually cost more in the long run.

Other options like retail fuel cards or mobile fuel are important to consider, which is why we recommend working with a fuel provider to determine the best option for your fleet operations.

If you are considering bulk fuel, here’s what you need to know.

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How to Prepare for Emergencies with Your Fuel Provider

Posted by PS Energy Group on Apr 25, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Spring is peak time for natural disasters such as tornadoes and hurricanes, which can quickly affect your fuel supply and cripple your work. A little preparation now can go a long way when that day comes.

There are two parts to keeping your fleet productive in crisis situations. It starts by having a reliable fuel program partner who understands emergencies. Once you have a reliable partner, work with them to ensure that your needs are met by planning in advance for worst case scenarios – scenarios we all hope will never happen.

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