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.
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.
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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.
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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