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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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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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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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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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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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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