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.
Tags: Fuel Management
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.
To keep airport facilities running efficiently and safely, ground support crew managers must stay on top of the hundreds of moving parts that are necessary for the successful operations of ground support equipment (GSE). This can include anything from managing ground support crew, to directing GSE movement, to procuring, managing, and monitoring fuel for vehicles and equipment, such as generators.
Tags: Asset Management
With budgets tighter than ever and operational expenses on the rise, managing a fleet is getting more complicated by the day. Unfortunately, when already facing a laundry list of management challenges, that list is only getting longer. Fleet managers must work through increased regulations, supply chain issues, higher fuel and maintenance costs, replacement vehicle sourcing difficulties, and driver shortages — the list goes on and on.
With the benefits electric vehicles (EV) can bring to the bottom line, it’s no surprise that fleet managers are increasingly exploring EV adoption. Beyond reduced carbon emissions, becoming a more eco-friendly fleet can cut operational expenses with no fuel costs, lower maintenance costs, improve efficiency and productivity, and build brand value.
With 2021 in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look at what’s ahead for 2022 — specifically, a look at top predictions that fleet industry insiders foresee affecting the fleet market over the next 12 months.
Tags: Industry News & Reports
Accidents happen no matter how skilled your drivers, the years of experience behind the wheel, or their training level. The average motorist in the U.S. travels 12,000 to 15,000 miles annually and each year has a one in 15 chance of being involved in a vehicle accident. Most fleet drivers travel 20,000 to 25,000 miles annually, so it’s simple math — your drivers’ exposure to accident risk and your bottom line’s exposure is much greater than that of the average motorist.
When it comes to operating costs for fleets, what a difference a year makes. In the 2020 calendar year, feet operating costs were lowered, as many fleet vehicles were idled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s hardly the case for 2021, according to findings in Automotive Fleet’s 29th annual operating cost survey. So far this year, fleets have experienced an increase in operating costs in all expense categories across the board.