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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 |2019-03-06T07:50:29+00:00January 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 |2019-03-06T07:50:29+00:00January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Steps for Handling Vehicle Recalls

4 Ways Fleet Management Software Allows Managers to Lead with Confidence

Fleet management software provides many benefits to operations and their staffs. One of the biggest is giving fleet managers confidence to lead. Fleet management software can help managers take some of the guess-work out of running their day-to-date operation by providing them with data and information to make – and backup – their decisions. Find [...]

By |2019-03-06T07:50:29+00:00January 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Ways Fleet Management Software Allows Managers to Lead with Confidence

Preventative Maintenance: Why it’s a Must for Your Shop

When it comes to fleet maintenance, operations don’t have the luxury of ignoring the status of each vehicle. An “ignorance is bliss” approach can provide false comfort, but not knowing the status and health of vehicles can potentially result in major issues -- and even breakdowns. To stay up-to-date on vehicle health, operations should perform [...]

By |2019-03-06T07:50:29+00:00January 3rd, 2019|fleet management|0 Comments

Looking Ahead to the Fleet Management Industry’s Long-term Outlook

The fleet industry has seen many changes over the years, and the future could present more as new technologies and a changing workforce emerge. While small changes are rolling out across the industry now, the long-term outlook could include dramatic changes that include autonomous vehicles, an increased focus on Big Data and a new generation [...]

By |2019-03-06T07:50:30+00:00December 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Looking Ahead to the Fleet Management Industry’s Long-term Outlook

Fleet Managers: How to Set Achievable Goals for 2019

With a new year approaching, it’s time to set goals for 2019. As fleet managers reflect on 2018 and look ahead to a new year, it can be tempting to set ambitious goals for the next 12 months. However, committing to unrealistic goals can ultimately set yourself and your team up for failure. Instead, try [...]

By |2019-03-06T07:50:30+00:00December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fleet Managers: How to Set Achievable Goals for 2019

Fleet Management: What to Expect in 2019

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to look ahead to 2019 and what the new year holds for the fleet industry. While some topics from 2018 will be prevalent again in the coming year – like the Electronic Logging Device mandate and driver shortages – advances in technology could bring new capabilities for [...]

By |2019-03-06T07:50:30+00:00December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fleet Management: What to Expect in 2019

RTA Connect Speaker Spotlight: Steve Saltzgiver

Steve Saltzgiver is bringing his vast knowledge of the fleet industry to attendees of RTA Connect 2019. Saltzgiver, a Fleet Management Consultant with Mercury Associates, will showcase his industry-leading expertise to preview upcoming fleet trends. Prior to joining Mercury Associates, Saltzgiver served as a vice president of two Fortune 500 fleets, Coca-Cola and Republic Services. [...]

By |2019-03-06T07:50:30+00:00December 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on RTA Connect Speaker Spotlight: Steve Saltzgiver

5 Questions to Ask When Researching Fleet Management Software

Fleet operations have numerous options when it comes to selecting a fleet management software solution. Because of this, it’s important for them to ask the right questions when researching companies to ensure they are selecting the right software – and the right partner – for their operation. Below are five questions fleet operations should consider [...]

By |2019-03-06T07:50:30+00:00December 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Questions to Ask When Researching Fleet Management Software

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 |2018-12-20T16:27:26+00:00December 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on RTA Connect Speaker Spotlight: Jeff Barnes

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