4 Areas to Cover with Potential Fuel Partners

Posted by PS Energy Group on Feb 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

With the cost of fuel generally believed to be a fleet’s largest operating expense, procurement of a trusted fuel partner that effectively meets your needs is serious business. Unfortunately, it can be just as confusing as it is serious, with what may seem like a myriad number of factors and details to consider. For example:

  • Number and type of vehicles in your fleet
  • Number of drivers and their job purpose—service techs, sales, delivery, etc.
  • Route distances drivers travel per week/month/year
  • Fuel budget and how fuel bills are paid
  • Methods currently in place to track fuel usage and their effectiveness
  • Controls currently in place and their effectiveness
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Tags: Fuel Management

2016 Energy Performance RoundUp and What to Look for in 2017

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jan 17, 2017 9:43:42 AM

The last three months for the energy sector were nothing short of impressive. Rebounding from a 36.59% decline in 2014 and a 25.14% fall in 2015, the sector was up 2.37% the first three months of 2016, had a 24.06% surge in Q2, a 1.44% loss in Q3 and a 14.67% gain in Q4.

Crude oil is still close to half the price it was in June 2014 and overall, all energy commodities with the exception of ethanol, posted double-digit gains in Q4 and finished 2016 on a strong note—up 42.57% from December 31, 2015.

 

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Tags: Industry News & Reports

7 ways to Keep Your Fleet's Vehicles from Being a Target of Theft

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

We hear stories about vehicle thefts and “smash and grabs” all too often. A driver leaves their vehicle idling to warm the interior or to quickly run into a convenience store, gas station, etc., they return and — BOOM —their vehicle is gone.

They may also make the mistake of leaving something in plain sight in their vehicle. When they return, a window is smashed and their computer bag is gone.

 

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Tags: Asset Management

5 Trends Fleet Managers and Suppliers Should Watch Out For

Posted by PS Energy Group on Dec 13, 2016 10:00:00 AM

What is often said of the IT industry—the only thing constant is change—can also be said of fleet management. From industry challenges to government regulations, driver recruitment and retention, to advances in technology and safety, the fleet management industry is always on the move and constantly evolving. 

To stay ahead of the curve, being informed on what is happening and what to watch for down the road can help you grow your business, control your budget and keep your drivers engaged, loyal and productive.

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Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel Management

How Platoon Technology Will Impact the Future of the Industry

Posted by PS Energy Group on Dec 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM


Way back in June of 1978, a movie starring Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine and Ali McGraw was released. It was called Convoy, and its plot centered on truckers forming a mile-long convoy in support of a fellow trucker’s vendetta with a conniving sheriff named Lyle “Cottonmouth” Wallace.

Fast-forward to the present, and trucks continue to travel in convoys across U.S. roadways, not in a mile-long formation in support of a vendetta, but to improve vehicle fuel efficiency by drafting behind another big rig and cruising along in its draft wake.

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Tags: Fleet Management

How Winter Weather Affects Fuel Economy

Posted by PS Energy Group on Nov 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If it seems that your fleet requires refueling more frequently as the mercury slides lower, it’s not your imagination. Colder temperatures and winter driving conditions can mean, among other things, increased idle time, lower tire pressure and heavier rolling resistance, all of which can have a significant impact on fuel economy, no matter how responsible your drivers are or how carefully your vehicles are maintained.

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Tags: Emergency Fueling, Fuel Management

How to Hire and Retain Millennials in the Trucking Industry

Posted by PS Energy Group on Nov 15, 2016 10:00:00 AM

You have probably heard some of the many characterizations describing millennials. They have been accused of being slackers, holding a sense of entitlement, and jumping from job to job. While there may be a scintilla of truth in some of these, they are by and large misconceptions that are far from accurate.

According to a report from the Pew Research Center, millennials will make up approximately 75% of the global workforce by 2025.  They are more ethnically and racially diverse than previous generations and are on track to being the most educated generation in American history.

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Tags: Fleet Management

4 Best Practices for Retaining and Recruiting New Drivers

Posted by PS Energy Group on Nov 8, 2016 10:30:00 AM

With a somewhat rebounding economy, the demand for goods is steadily increasing and a number of industries are experiencing new growth. As major cities also continue to grow—particularly in the South and the West—the need for products and infrastructure is growing as well. So, if you think the roadways seem more jammed than ever with tractor-trailers hauling freight, you are absolutely correct—they are.

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Tags: Fleet Management

Vehicle Leasing: 5 Benefits for Your Fleet

Posted by PS Energy Group on Nov 1, 2016 10:00:00 AM

With tightening budgets and rising costs, making the right financial moves is more crucial than ever to a fleet’s bottom line. While fuel costs for the most part have decreased — at least for now — the costs associated with most other fleet categories have been steadily rising, and as a result, have put additional pressure on the day-to-day responsibilities of fleet managers.

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Tags: Asset Management

How to Save Your Fleet Time and Money with Wet Hose Fueling

Posted by PS Energy Group on Oct 25, 2016 10:00:00 AM

With more pressure than ever on the bottom-line, fleets of all sizes and types are increasingly turning to wet hose fueling to have vehicles and equipment “job-ready-revenue-makers” as soon as drivers report to work.

Safe, speedy and seamless, wet hose fueling takes the time consuming hassle of fueling vehicles and equipment from the hands of drivers and places it in those of fuel specialists—a move that not only helps fleets save time and money, but also helps improve operational efficiencies and productivity by allowing fleet managers and drivers to focus on what they do best.

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Tags: Fleet Management

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