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.
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.
Without question, COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we live, work, and shop. While the long-term impact of these changes has yet to be seen, one effect has been hugely positive. With people following social distancing guidelines and increasingly shopping online, last-mile deliveries are surging.
Winter is upon us, and with it, weather conditions that can reduce visibility, decrease traction, and test the driving skills and patience of even the best commercial truck drivers. All seasons present weather driving challenges, but winter challenges are typically considered the most dangerous for truckers.
Keeping fleet vehicles maintained adequately is one of the most critical aspects of fleet management. It is also key to growth and profitability. Just one vehicle “in the shop” can cause all kinds of problems that lead to lost profits, including:
The 2020 hurricane season brought record-breaking storms that swept through the Atlantic region, causing miles of power outages, floods, and mass destruction. Understanding previous hurricane seasons will help you better prepare for the inevitable storms the next season will bring.
Take a deeper look at this year's record-breaking hurricane season.
More than a trend or buzzword, fleet sustainability is a top concern for fleets of all sizes and applications. While diesel and gasoline will continue to dominate over the next decade, fleets are testing and buying sustainable vehicle technologies in record numbers. That’s according to the first technology-neutral and comprehensive industry report, The State of Sustainable Fleets 2020, compiled by clean transportation and energy consultants Gladstein Neandross & Associates (GNA).
Considering the fleet managers’ numerous time-consuming daily responsibilities, they endlessly run out of time in the workday. It’s safe to say if there were 48 hours in a day, fleet managers would have little trouble finding tasks to fill the time. With too few hours coupled with a never-ending list of “to-dos,” fleet managers must take advantage of every minute in the hours they do have—the solution: effectively managing their time and energy to improve their productivity.
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Because of the sluggish 2020 economy and its slowdown in business, fleet managers and owner-operators have had to develop cost-saving strategies to cut costs further and improve operational efficiency. Among those are focusing on vehicle utilization, renegotiating prices with vendors, and voluntarily reducing salaries.
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When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020, businesses across all industries faced numerous challenges that made business as usual highly unusual. For the fleet industry and, in particular, fleet managers and owner-operators, strategic plans for the year were suddenly “out the window.” Managing, maintaining, and running fleets remotely from home was the new normal, and volatility and uncertainty became the rule rather than the exception.