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Preventive maintenance for fleet: the good, the bad and the “ugh”

January 8, 2019

The pros of preventive maintenance Following a preventive maintenance schedule according to OEM recommendations is the best way to optimize your vehicles’ safety, reliability, fuel efficiency and life. Plus, it can significantly reduce driver and vehicle downtime by helping to prevent dangerous, costly ...

Keep Your Best Drivers With Telematics

December 4, 2018

Telematics is not just an added benefit. Telematics is like turning a light on in a dark room. Data brings things into focus. And it’s only getting better. When you simply analyze the most basic data, you can expect to find immediate improvements in logistics, safety, and cost. As more data is collected ...

6 things to avoid when managing a fleet of of vehicles

September 25, 2017

Inventory management, fuel efficiency, maintenance costs, retaining talent, vehicle acquisition, vehicle life-cycle strategy… No matter the size of the fleet, the challenges of fleet management are the same. The good news is that there’s a solution to these challenges that can be found by right-sizing ...

Are All Fleet Management Companies Created Equal?

January 23, 2015

Fleet management companies are a dime a dozen, nowadays. For the most part, they all offer the same fleet management services and leasing options. It has become something of a “me-too” industry. So, if all fleet management companies appear equal, how can anyone know what sets one apart from the pack? Understanding ...

Landscapers: Are You Sure You Know What Your Fleet is Costing You?

December 10, 2014

What to Do with All This Fleet Data? Are you sure you know what your fleet is costing you? In speaking with landscapers without a fleet management company partnership, they all agreed that knowing what their fleet costs are is a crucial factor that allows them to price and compete for new business. But ...

Landscapers & Fleet Management Companies: Preventing Vehicle Break-downs

December 2, 2014

Lifecycle Strategy Ever been stuck with an unexpected broken down truck or van, losing money every minute it is out of service? So have the landscapers I’ve spoken with. They all agree that having reliable, dependable transportation for their crews is of the upmost importance to their business. If ...

Lowering Fleet Costs in the Eye of the Storm: Part 4

November 13, 2014

Smart Decisions Save Money The positive relationship between a fleet management company and its clients can be successful in more ways than one. Like in the case of Virginia Farm Bureau, they  have been able to quantify the rela­tionship’s total impact. The fleet management solutions put in place ...

When to Buy, Sell or Trade…Your Fleet Vehicles

August 25, 2014

It’s not the stock market, but effectively replacing fleet vehicles is all about timing too Should they stay or should they go? It’s a question all fleet managers will eventually face. When is the ideal time to replace a unit? Deciding on vehicle replacement schedules can be challenging, especially ...

Fleet Maintenance Companies: Top 4 Fleet Maintenance Trends

July 15, 2014

Keeping up with the latest trends is a must for fleet maintenance companies that want to stay ahead of the competition. These four trends have recently emerged and are set to continue shaping the way that fleet maintenance companies in the industry do business. 1: Eco-Friendly Oil and Lube Many fleet ...

Top Components of a Fleet Management Program

July 15, 2014

Enterprise-level companies and government entities are under constant pressure to reduce costs and increase efficiency. For businesses that rely heavily on transportation as an ancillary component to their core processes, outsourcing fleet management services can provide substantial cost reductions and ...

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