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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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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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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