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.
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.
To get an idea of the importance of having a backup generator for your business, think about what could happen if an unexpected power outage occurred. You would not be able to access data, complete sales, manufacture products, connect with customers, ensure employee and customer safety, and could be forced to shut down your business until power was restored. This can add to the loss of revenue, excessive downtime, loss of customers, corrupt/lost data, property damage, and a damaged reputation — none of which any business can afford.
To keep airport facilities running smoothly, efficiently, and safely, ground support crew and ground support equipment (GSE) must be firing on all cylinders 24/7/365. If not, there’s an imminent risk that ground-handling services performed on an aircraft at the terminal gate may not be performed promptly or, worse, not conducted safely.
With e-commerce increasingly becoming a more significant percentage of U.S. retail sales, last mile delivery fleets have never been busier. E-commerce is projected to grow to 19.2% of all U.S. retail sales by 2024, and the North American last mile delivery market is projected to grow by $58.91 billion between 2021 and 2025. To meet the demand and be competitive, fleet managers must ensure their last mile delivery fleets run at top-notch efficiency.
As if fleet managers don’t have enough on their plate dealing with the ongoing impact of the COVID pandemic on their fleet operations, along comes the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins June 1 and runs through November 30.
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.