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4 Ways to Develop Better Fleet Drivers

Drivers are crucial to the success of fleet operations. Without reliable, safe drivers, operations can’t be efficient or profitable. To ensure drivers are performing well on the road, it’s important for operations to develop their skills. Get tips below on how fleet operations can monitor driver behaviors to enhance their performances. Identify Bad Driver Behaviors [...]

By | January 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Ways to Develop Better Fleet Drivers

How to Determine Total Cost of Ownership

When maintaining vehicles in a fleet, it’s important to understand the total cost of ownership (TCO) for each vehicle. TCO information on individual vehicle makes and models ensures poorly performing assets aren’t consuming capital. This helps fleet managers determine when it’s time to replace vehicles, and what makes and models prove to be the best [...]

By | January 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Determine Total Cost of Ownership

5 Steps for Handling Vehicle Recalls

In 2016, there were 927 vehicle recalls issued, which affected more than 53.1 million vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The number of recalls has been rising, according to NHTSA data, which can be troubling for fleets. With numerous vehicles of varying makes and models, managing and addressing vehicle recalls can [...]

By | January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Steps for Handling Vehicle Recalls

RTA Connect Speaker Spotlight: Jeff Barnes

Jeff Barnes, who is nicknamed Dr. Disneyland, is more than a Disney enthusiast. He’s an expert. Barnes is a professor of the only accredited college course on the history of Disneyland. He’s taught the course since 2011 at California Baptist University. He is also scheduled to speak at RTA Connect 2019. As a speaker, Barnes [...]

By | December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on RTA Connect Speaker Spotlight: Jeff Barnes

ELD Mandate: What We’ve Learned a Year Later

It’s been about one year since the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s mandatory use of electronic logging devices (ELD) for commercial vehicles went into effect on Dec. 18, 2017.  In its initial year the rollout has seen some benefits, as well as some confusion and questions from fleet operations and drivers. Take a look below [...]

By | December 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ELD Mandate: What We’ve Learned a Year Later

RTA Connect Speaker Spotlight: Randy Fox

Randy Fox knows about winning. Fox, who is slated to be a guest speaker at RTA Connect 2019, has enjoyed a 20-year career as a corporate leader and NCAA basketball official. An NCAA women’s basketball official since 1995, Fox has spent his career witnessing how good teamwork can result in success. Now he’s using his [...]

By | November 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on RTA Connect Speaker Spotlight: Randy Fox

New Fleet Manager’s Tool Kit: What You Need to Know

Being a successful fleet manager can require organization and consistency to have an efficient operation. This can take veteran fleet managers years to accomplish, and it presents a daunting task for new fleet managers. Where does a new fleet manager begin to organize his or her staff? What areas should be prioritized to keep the [...]

By | November 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Fleet Manager’s Tool Kit: What You Need to Know

5 Fleet Efficiencies to Be Thankful for

As Thanksgiving nears, people across the U.S. are reflecting on what they are thankful for this year.  This is also true for fleet managers. Managers appreciate tools and technology that help make their day-to-day jobs easier and help their fleet operations run better. Take a look at five fleet efficiencies fleet managers might be thankful [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Fleet Efficiencies to Be Thankful for

RTA Fleet Management Software Releases RTA Mobile App

GLENDALE, Ariz., Nov. 8, 2018 – RTA Fleet Management Software released the first version of its mobile application, RTA Mobile, last month. This initial version includes applications for Parts and Dashboards, two popular features of RTA’s software. The app is available for both Android and iOS devices. “This release represents a major mile-marker in RTA’s [...]

By | November 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on RTA Fleet Management Software Releases RTA Mobile App

How to Prepare Your Fleet for Winter Driving Conditions

Winter weather is ready to ascend on the majority of the U.S. in the coming weeks. The cold temperatures and falling snow can lead to dangerous road conditions for drivers to navigate through. As the temperature starts to decline, take a look at how fleets can prepare their vehicles and drivers for winter weather. Prepare [...]

By | November 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How to Prepare Your Fleet for Winter Driving Conditions

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