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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

6 Best Practices for Fleet Operations

Determining what to prioritize in a fleet operation can be difficult. With so many different areas to oversee, it can be hard for fleet managers to focus on the most important tasks. Following best practices like focusing on costs, regulations, vehicle maintenance and technology can help fleet managers run more efficient fleets. Photo Courtesy [...]

By | October 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 6 Best Practices for Fleet Operations

5 Costly Mistakes Fleet Managers Make (and How to Avoid Them)

When running a fleet operation, managers have to consider everything from the status of their inventory, to budgets, to the skill levels of their staff members. The bigger the fleet, the more complicated running the day-to-day logistics becomes. This can lead to mistakes. Ultimately, these errors can cost the operation money and time, in addition [...]

By | October 26th, 2018|fleet management|0 Comments

5 Advancements in School Bus Technology

When one thinks of modern, tech-savvy vehicles, school buses might not be their first thought. But while they are navigating the roads transporting kids to and from school, buses have transformed into modern vehicles. Using new technology, school buses travel from stop-to-stop using the latest devices to increase safety, improve student experiences and add efficiencies. [...]

By | October 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Advancements in School Bus Technology

5 Ways Communication Can Make Your Fleet Operation More Profitable

When we think about making fleet operations more profitable, one might consider adding new or more vehicles, trimming labor costs, better managing inventory, and other tactical items. Improving internal communications might not immediately come to mind. The way organizations communicate with their employees can have an impact on the operation’s profits. Employees need to feel [...]

By | October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Ways Communication Can Make Your Fleet Operation More Profitable

7 Ways to Cut Fuel Costs for Your Fleet

Fuel is one of a fleet operation’s largest expenses. While the cost of fuel is largely out of an operation’s control, there are measures fleets can take to reduce how much fuel they are using. Find out how processes that include: tracking routes, keeping up with maintenance, measuring tire pressure and monitoring driver behaviors can [...]

By | October 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Cut Fuel Costs for Your Fleet

3 Ways Barcoding Tools Can Improve Your Fleet Operation

With thousands of parts in-stock in fleet maintenance shops, taking inventory can be a large undertaking. Having that many parts on hand can also make it difficult to track usage and availability. Fortunately, there is a solution to help create more efficiencies in parts rooms – barcoding tools. Using barcodes and barcode scanners can help fleet operations [...]

By | October 11th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 Ways Barcoding Tools Can Improve Your Fleet Operation

5 Ways to Make Your Fleet Operation Safer

Heavy equipment. Moving vehicles. Dangerous chemicals. These are just a few of the potentially dangerous items fleet maintenance staffs and drivers encounter daily at work. Because of these threats, it’s crucial for fleet operations to uphold safety policies to create a healthy workplace. Photo Courtesy of Pixabay.com Make Safety a Priority For safety to be [...]

By | October 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Make Your Fleet Operation Safer

4 Ways You Can Prepare Your Fleet Now for Autonomous Vehicles

Ready or not, autonomous vehicles (AVs) are coming, and with them will come a change in vehicle makeup and required maintenance. However, don’t panic. There is still time to prepare for self-driving vehicles. While manufacturers and government officials are working on how to enable AVs to operate safely on the roadways, here are things fleets [...]

By | October 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 4 Ways You Can Prepare Your Fleet Now for Autonomous Vehicles

7 Ways to Attract and Retain Fleet Professionals

According to McKinsey, “high performers are 400 percent more productive than average ones.” For fleet operations that require efficiency and productivity from their staff, it’s crucial to find and retain top talent. But with Baby Boomers nearing retirement and a shortage of millennials in the industry, attracting and retaining top fleet professionals can be difficult. Improving [...]

By | October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 7 Ways to Attract and Retain Fleet Professionals

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