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.
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:
With the Atlantic hurricane season in full swing, what measures have you taken to protect your business from an impending storm?
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With keeping fleet operations profitable a top priority, fleet managers are always looking out for strategies to streamline business processes. But with fleet operations so complex, many fleet managers find themselves facing numerous daily productivity challenges that impede profitability.
One proven fleet management strategy to overcome these challenges is leveraging telematics.
Through data and insights, telematics help fleets become more efficient because fleet managers can make better and more informed decisions. Telematics also improve workflow inefficiencies so fleet managers can work smarter, complete tasks faster, and have added time to concentrate on core responsibilities.
One of the most pressing issues facing fleets today is rapidly evolving technology and the challenging effect it can have on maintenance operations. In fact, according to a recent survey of maintenance professionals by Fleet Owner, three of the top five challenges for fleet maintenance operations are technology-related:
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Whether your fleet is just a few vehicles or a few hundred, properly managing it and staying on top of the multiple challenges, details and requirements can be an overwhelming task.
From finding cost-effective solutions that control fuel prices and cut operational expenses, to figuring out new ways to ensure driver safety while complying with government regulations, fleet management can be a complicated undertaking with lots of disconnected nuts and bolts coming at you from every direction.
However, fleet management doesn’t have to be so co
mplicated and discombobulated. Software solutions and technologies can simplify and streamline the management of your assets on a single platform that is cost-effective and comprehensive.
Pinpointing the location of fleet vehicles, optimizing their performance by staying on top of maintenance, and determining if their routes are the most efficient are all aspects of fleet vehicle management that telematics can help control.
But, of course, successfully managing a fleet isn’t only about managing vehicles. It’s also about managing drivers. And, the good news for fleet managers is that the real-time vehicle data that telematics provides, such as fuel use, wear and tear, braking, idling and speed, can also furnish real-time insight into exactly what drivers are up to when they’re behind the wheel.
Are they speeding? Idling excessively? Hard braking and accelerating? Driving aggressively? Not following approved routes? Wearing their seat belt? Or, are they doing everything “by the book” and operating their vehicle in accordance with fleet policy?
Just as it has been since 1970, April 22 will mark Earth Day—the annual celebration to honor the achievements of the environmental movement and to raise awareness of the need to protect the Earth’s resources for future generations.
More than 1 billion people in over 192 countries are expected to join together this year to help preserve and protect our home through various green initiatives, including cleaning up communities, talking to local leaders about specific environmental concerns and celebrating the people who make the environment a better place to live, work and play.
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