Fleet Maintenance Best Practices

Reducing Fleet Risk in a post-Covid World

The reality of post Covid 19 is here. Even if we were one of the fortunate ones not directly affected by the pandemic, the hard fact is that everyone of us has been affected in some shape or manner. Fleets are being asked to update their procedures post Covid. If your fleet operators have any […]

Three Actions Fleet Owners can take Now to Get Stronger

Given the economic uncertainty driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, these are incredibly stressful times for fleet owners and managers. We did a quick survey of accomplished fleet managers and summarized their advice into the following three recommendations: Prepare now The only good time to start preparing was yesterday. Unfortunately, many fleets operate in a “reactive” […]

Four Things to do Now for the “New” Normal

Covid-19 has ravaged every part of the globe and every section of society. We all personally know someone or know of someone who has been impacted. The unfortunate reality is that the economic hurt is just starting. Combined with the unprecedented negative pricing (even if briefly) for crude oil, almost all sectors of the economy […]

Is it 1972 already? The Drawbacks of Paper Logs

  Today’s world revolves around the idea and implementation of digitization, the process of taking something from a physical form and transforming it into the digital form. This has been applied to many industries over the past 20 years. Now we are beginning to see broader adoption of digitization in the trucking industry. One of […]

The Importance of Fleet Management

Improving Business Profitability and Safety through Fleets The fleet management space is growing, and the industry as a whole is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 17 percent (Source: Yahoo Finance). Even as the industry moves forward, the responsibilities of fleet management continue to be challenging. The responsibility to make safe equipment available […]

Best Practices in Fleet Maintenance

The average fleet owner spends between 5% to 7.5% of OEC (original equipment costs) annually in repairs and maintenance of their fleet. These averages can vary somewhat based on the age of the fleet but represent a fair view of the US commercial fleets. These estimates do not take into account underutilized capacity which lurks […]

Driver Shortages 2019 and beyond

Enough has been written about the tight labor market, shortage of fleet drivers, and the challenges of recruiting in this low unemployment economy. As per the American Trucking Association, we will be short 175,000 drivers by 2026 (source: https://www.truckdriverssalary.com/us-truck-driver-shortage-stats/) . Here is a great visual from ATA Source: https://www.trucking.org/ When looking to address the challenges […]

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