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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 ...

How Just a Few Vehicles Can Have a Big Business Impact

February 23, 2017

Did you know that 70% of your vehicle maintenance costs are probably coming from just 20% of your fleet? As the maintenance provider to over 15,000 vehicles, Mike Albert Fleet Solutions analyzes maintenance data from fleets of all sizes. On average, we find that the majority of a fleet’s maintenance ...

Future of the Vehicle Resale Market

November 23, 2016

Long story, short…  New vehicle sales are way up, causing a flood of used vehicles to be traded in and sold as they’re being replaced by newer models. The surge in supply paired with a steady/flat demand will soon cause used vehicle resale market prices to tank. Unfortunately, the numbers ...

A common vehicle life cycle mistake, Part 2: Proper Cycling

December 22, 2014

Proper Cycling Hardworking professionals agree that having reliable, dependable transportation for their crews is of the utmost importance to their business. If a vehicle breaks down and is out of service, the loss of revenue from that downtime could cost $1,000 or more each day from a crew forced to ...

A common vehicle life cycle mistake, Part 1: Sunk Cost

December 16, 2014

Did you know that for most landscaping companies, fleet is a top three business expense? It is also one that goes largely unmanaged, so most companies spend far more money on it than they really need to. Oftentimes, business owners question if they are running their fleet correctly. Between the day-to-day ...

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 ...

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 ...

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