How Utility Fleet Managers Can Navigate 3 Unique Challenges

Posted by PS Energy Group on Oct 18, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Managing a utility fleet can present unique challenges. For example, unlike many commercial fleets, utility fleets have a wide range of complex and highly specialized vehicles and equipment that are critical to the job at hand. Think of over-the-road and off-road vehicles, including utility trucks, bucket trucks, derrick diggers, cranes and boom trucks, forestry trucks and chip dump trucks—to name a few—and you have an idea of the variety of vehicle types that make up the utility fleet market.

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Dual-Camera Video Systems

Posted by PS Energy Group on Oct 11, 2016 10:00:00 AM

One of the top concerns of fleet managers these days is safety and security, so an extra set of eyes—as in a dual-camera video system in vehicles—would be something that would benefit both fleet managers and drivers.

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Top Trends in Fleet Management

Posted by PS Energy Group on Oct 4, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When Greek philosopher Heraclitus made the observation a couple thousand years ago that “change is the only constant in life,” he certainly wasn’t talking about fleet management. But if fleets actually existed way back then, he sure could have been, since it seems that the one constant in the life of a fleet manager is change.

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Oil Affecting Fuel Economy

Posted by PS Energy Group on Sep 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

There are many areas fleet mangers and owners can focus on to maximize fuel efficiency. From improving driver behavior—to reducing engine idling and speed, ensuring proper tire pressure—to lowering vehicle weight, improving aerodynamics—to leveraging a telematics solution—all can help fleets save at the pump and positively impact the bottom line. And with estimates for fuel costs as high as 40 percent of a fleet’s operating costs, a little fuel efficiency can go a very long way down the savings highway.

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Is Natural Gas the Next Big Fuel Source for Trucks?

Posted by PS Energy Group on Sep 20, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Without a doubt, a top issue on the minds of commercial fleet owners and managers is the use of alternative fuels to power their heavy-duty vehicles. What you might cast some doubt on, however, is how long alternative fuels have been used as a vehicle fuel source. If you guessed around 40 years, you’re in for a surprise.  Natural and manufactured gas have been powering vehicles since the 1930s.

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Decline of Diesel Fuel Trucks

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

As the saying goes, there are two sides to every story. And when the story in question is diesel fuel trucks, that saying couldn’t ring more true. Lately there’s been a lot of diesel buzz in the air and what it’s all about—when it’s not about Volkswagen—is the impending decline of the diesel fuel truck—or not.

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Holiday Travel Tips for Your Fleet

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

Just as Staycations became a popular travel trend in 2008 as a reaction to high gasoline prices, a popular travel trend today—in reaction to the lowest gasoline prices in five years—is getting the heck out of Dodge. Not by planes and trains, but by automobile.

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Supplier Diversity Program

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 23, 2016 10:31:49 AM


According to the U.S Census, the minority population in the United States increased from 32.9 percent in 2007 to 37.9 percent in 2014 with four states—Hawaii, California, New Mexico and Texas—and also Washington D.C.—“majority-minority.”

As you can well imagine, with the rising minority population, the number of minority-owned businesses has also risen. In fact, according to the Minority Business Development Agency, from 2007 to 2012 minority-owned businesses increased a whopping 39 percent—from 5.8 million to 8 million.

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Weight Distribution for Fuel Efficiency

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 16, 2016 10:00:00 AM

If your doctor told you to lose a few pounds, it might be wise to follow his or her advice. Studies show that losing just ten pounds can significantly improve virtually every aspect of your health - from decreasing risk of a heart attack and cancer, to lowering blood pressure, reducing stress on your joints and increasing lifespan.

Just as dieting is beneficial to your health, reducing the weight of the vehicles in your fleet is beneficial to the health of your organization. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), for every 100 pounds taken out/off a vehicle, fuel economy increases by 1 to 2 percent.

Extra weight on vehicles means more energy to start moving. The more energy vehicles need to start moving, the more stress it places on the engine and transmission, which does not bode well for vehicle life.

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Monitoring Fleet Fuel Card Fraud

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

There’s a lot for fleet managers to love about fleet fuel cards. They help control, monitor and track fuel expenses and driver purchases. They help automate billing and provide detailed transaction reports. They help reduce time-consuming administrative work. They help increase driver productivity and help save money at the pump.

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