If you’re a commercial business owner in Georgia and considering converting your business to solar power, you’re not alone. Solar installations are booming in the Peach State. Just a decade ago, the solar industry in Georgia was virtually non-existent. Today that’s hardly the case. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), as of Q2 2021, Georgia ranked 9th nationwide in installed solar capacity.
With solar energy becoming more affordable and accessible than ever before, businesses across the U.S. are increasingly investing in solar as a reliable, clean, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly power source. From Fortune 500 companies to small/midsize businesses, on-site commercial solar installations are booming. These panels can be installed on rooftops, in parking lots, or ground-mounted.
The truck driver shortage is one of the biggest challenges the U.S. trucking industry currently faces. Looking ahead to the future, it’s going to get even more challenging. According to the American Trucking Association, the April 2021 shortage of 63,000 will climb well over 100,000 by 2022 and close to 180,000 by 2026.
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.
Without question, COVID-19 has dramatically changed the way we live, work, and shop. While the long-term impact of these changes has yet to be seen, one effect has been hugely positive. With people following social distancing guidelines and increasingly shopping online, last-mile deliveries are surging.
The 2020 hurricane season brought record-breaking storms that swept through the Atlantic region, causing miles of power outages, floods, and mass destruction. Understanding previous hurricane seasons will help you better prepare for the inevitable storms the next season will bring.
Take a deeper look at this year's record-breaking hurricane season.
More than a trend or buzzword, fleet sustainability is a top concern for fleets of all sizes and applications. While diesel and gasoline will continue to dominate over the next decade, fleets are testing and buying sustainable vehicle technologies in record numbers. That’s according to the first technology-neutral and comprehensive industry report, The State of Sustainable Fleets 2020, compiled by clean transportation and energy consultants Gladstein Neandross & Associates (GNA).
The global economic fallout from COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation with ramifications across a wide range of markets, including energy and freight. Actions to combat the impact of the pandemic have intensified, resulting in supply chain disruptions, travel bans, and widespread lockdowns nationwide and around the world.
As a precaution to keep COVID-19 from spreading, companies nationwide are increasingly requiring employees to work from home and banning or limiting travel.
As 2019 comes to a close, let’s take a look at how autonomous vehicles will transform the transportation industry, and the benefits they will provide your fleet. Plus, a look at the U.S. and global trends to keep on eye on that can affect fuel prices in 2020.
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