7 Driving Tips to Keep Your Fleet Safe During Wet Weather

Posted by PS Energy Group on Jul 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Summer and road trips go hand in hand, and this summer will be no exception. In fact, according to AAA, you can expect 10 percent more travelers on the road this summer than the record-breaking numbers from last summer—and that’s despite a projected 30 cent increase in the price of gas.

If it feels a little crowded out there, it’s not your imagination.

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Solutions to Curb Distracted Driving in Your Fleet

Posted by PS Energy Group on Mar 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Distracted as defined by Merriam-Webster is “having one’s thoughts or attention drawn away.” If there was such a thing as the Merriam-Webster Fleet Edition Dictionary, distracted could easily be defined as “having your drivers’ thoughts or attention drawn away, which could result in millions of dollars of losses from vehicle damage, litigation, injury and/or death.”

Make no mistake about it; distracted as it relates to driving is a dangerous activity — one so dangerous that in 2014 alone distracted driving accidents were responsible for 3,179 deaths on American roadways. But what exactly is distracted driving?

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Speed Limiters: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Posted by PS Energy Group on Feb 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

It seems that when there is a proposed rule or regulation affecting the trucking industry, there is a great amount of buzz and often two sides vehemently opposed. 

The proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Transportation regarding mandatory speed limiters on heavy trucks is no exception. In one corner you have the industry’s largest trade group, American Trucking Associations (ATA) in favor of the rule which mandates that heavy trucks—weighing more than 26,000 pounds—be fitted with electronic devices that would limit top speeds to no higher than 65 mph. They argue that reducing and regulating truck speed via the device would decrease the number of collisions on U.S. roads.

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5 Trends Fleet Managers and Suppliers Should Watch Out For

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

What is often said of the IT industry—the only thing constant is change—can also be said of fleet management. From industry challenges to government regulations, driver recruitment and retention, to advances in technology and safety, the fleet management industry is always on the move and constantly evolving. 

To stay ahead of the curve, being informed on what is happening and what to watch for down the road can help you grow your business, control your budget and keep your drivers engaged, loyal and productive.

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How Platoon Technology Will Impact the Future of the Industry

Posted by PS Energy Group on Dec 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Way back in June of 1978, a movie starring Kris Kristofferson, Ernest Borgnine and Ali McGraw was released. It was called Convoy, and its plot centered on truckers forming a mile-long convoy in support of a fellow trucker’s vendetta with a conniving sheriff named Lyle “Cottonmouth” Wallace.

Fast-forward to the present, and trucks continue to travel in convoys across U.S. roadways, not in a mile-long formation in support of a vendetta, but to improve vehicle fuel efficiency by drafting behind another big rig and cruising along in its draft wake.

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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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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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