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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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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Electric Heavy Duty Trucks

Posted by PS Energy Group on Aug 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

With our roadways becoming more and more congested, getting stuck in traffic jams in urban areas is, unfortunately, becoming the norm. Not only is it frustrating and a time drain—even worse—it’s bad for your health, as it has been found to contribute to heart disease, cancer and respiratory ailments.

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Telematics for Your Utility Fleet

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jul 26, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Managing a utility fleet is no easy task. Costs are constantly fluctuating, customer expectations are through the roof and Mother Nature is forever hanging around trying to make your job and that of your drivers even more of a challenge.

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Truck Sharing in a Shifting Market

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jul 19, 2016 11:00:00 AM

The concept of sharing items with friends, family or neighbors is certainly nothing new. People have shared the use of assets for centuries. But thanks to the Internet, technological advances and a growing trend that values access over ownership, the concept of sharing is turning into a profitable and flexible economic model—one that fleets can benefit from.

 

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Readying Your Fleet for Summer

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jul 12, 2016 10:00:00 AM

According to the AAA motor club, nearly 56% of U.S. drivers are planning a road trip this summer. Partly due to gas prices lower than they have been in 11 years, travel and gasoline consumption are on the upswing.

Take for example this past Memorial Day. AAA projected more than 34 million Americans traveling on the road to their destinations—an increase of 2.1% from last year.

Yes, it seems that the great American road trip is not only back, it’s here to stay.

 

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How Electronic Logging Can Benefit Your Fleet

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jun 21, 2016 11:06:14 AM

You have probably heard more news and buzz surrounding electronic logging devices (ELDs) and their December 2017 mandated use than you can count. Once again, you’re soon to be hit with more government rules and regulations—rules and regulations that slow productivity and make growing profitability and managing your fleet operations not exactly easy.

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Do You Have a Fleet Safety Program?

Posted by PS Energy Group on May 31, 2016 3:33:33 PM

 

The number of fatalities and injuries in traffic accidents is not only alarming, it is trending in the wrong direction. According to the National Safety Council, 2015 saw the largest one-year percentage increase in half a century with an estimated 38,300 people killed and 4.4 million injured on U.S. roads.

Just as alarming are the estimated costs associated with those accidents—a whopping $152 billion—including medical expenses, wage and productivity losses and property damage.

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How to Get Buy In: GPS Tracking

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

In today’s competitive and complex business environment, keeping ahead of the game is becoming more and more challenging. Whether your fleet is large or small, costs are constantly fluctuating and customer expectations are higher than ever, making managing your fleet operations not exactly a walk in the park.

The good news is that getting ahead and staying ahead doesn’t need to be so challenging. In fact, challenges can be overcome and even turned into opportunities with the right tools in place, especially if those tools include a GPS-based fleet tracking system.

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