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November 2, 2017

How to Stay Motivated

For many, it’s easy to feel a sense of motivation at the start of a new year, but as the year progresses it can be tough to stay motivated, especially if you are feeling behind on your goals or feeling burned out in your day-to-day grind. Here are seven ways to help you stay motivated.

October 11, 2017

Check Up on Your Annual Goals

As we move toward the end of the year (already!), it’s a great time to take a moment and reflect. Earlier this year, we spoke about turning your resolutions into goals, and how to apply the concept of “resolutions” into a work-related goal.

September 13, 2017

Pros and Cons of Truck Platooning

The concept of truck platooning is coming over to the United States. With roots in Europe, modern truck platooning is the ability to electronically group trucks, or other vehicles, to travel down the road. Platooning can decrease the space between vehicles and can help increase overall road capacity.

August 16, 2017

Impact of Healthy Drivers on Your Operation

Health and productivity can go hand-in-hand. Think about it: the better you feel, the more you accomplish. We often talk about the health of our trucks, their lifecycle, maintenance needs, and costs. But, the health of the driver population is especially important.

July 14, 2017

When a Supplier Goes Under

What happens when your supplier goes out of business? How does this impact your current business operations? What happens if something breaks, needs maintenance, or you have questions?

June 12, 2017

The Benefits of an Automaker Test Drive

From time to time, fleet managers may receive the opportunity to attend an automaker test drive event. Should you be one of the lucky chosen, your excitement may give way to trepidation as you realize that test driving a vehicle for fleet use can be quite different that test driving a car or truck for personal use.

May 5, 2017

Drones in Truck Fleets: Beyond Package Delivery

In today’s digital age, technology is developing at a break-neck pace and fleet management is often the recipient and early adopter of many of the new options available. One of the more newsworthy pieces of modern technology has been the “drone.” Their use in fleet may offer several possibilities.

April 18, 2017

‘It Doesn’t Apply to Me’

Have you ever had a conversation with a coworker, driver, or vendor, and replied to an inquiry with “Well, it doesn’t apply to me,” and left the conversation at that? Do you have help at fleet handling specific parts of your operation, such as fuel, compliance, or leasing?

March 24, 2017

Spring Clean Your Operations

When spring is in the air, we often think of spring cleaning our garages at home, but do you ever spring clean your fleet operation? From offices to maintenance bays, spring has sprung and it’s time to clean up!

January 20, 2017

Turn Resolutions into Goals

While your resolutions at home may be to hit the gym and lay off the cheeseburgers or finally take that trip to Maui, work resolutions can be goal-oriented to help your fleet be as safe and successful as possible.

March 18, 2016

Getting Creative with Fuel Budgets & Technology

Take the time now to research future solutions to reduce fuel expenditures. If at the end of the year there is some cushion leftover in your fleet’s fuel budget, you are armed and ready to utilize what you can to help ensure future cost savings.

July 24, 2014

What Drives You to be a Better Fleet Manager?

What is your inspiration to be the great fleet managers you are? What drives you to do all you do, every day?

May 13, 2014

Rebuilding Your Confidence

There are many actions a fleet manager can take to help rebuild confidence before handling a stressful situation. Sometimes, just taking a moment to breathe and smile can make a big difference in your day.

November 21, 2013

Technology in Trucks: A Necessity or Simply Distracting?

Which of the many new, technological advances are necessary to help truck fleets stay safer on the road, and what are unnecessary distractions?

October 23, 2013

Measuring Hours vs. Miles in Medium-Duty Truck Performance

Mileage is not a true indicator of the actual wear a vehicle is experiencing. To ensure a complete analysis of medium-duty truck performance, include hours in your measurements as well.

August 19, 2013

The Growing Popularity of Cabover Trucks

With the growing popularity of cabover trucks, what are your real-world opinions?

February 27, 2013

2013 Work Truck Show Around the Corner

It's already that time of the year again, with the 2013 NTEA The Work Truck Show right around the corner. Scheduled March 6-8 in Indianapolis, I for one am looking forward to to it!

February 6, 2013

Everyone Has a Favorite Truck

What’s Your Favorite Truck? Everyone has a favorite vehicle. Be it your first truck, dream vehicle, or project car, you wouldn’t be in this industry if you didn’t have a love for four-wheeled power.

December 4, 2012

Checking Out the L.A. Auto Show

While this Los Angeles Auto Show didn't feature any big truck reveals, there were plenty of updated and refreshed models on the show floor and a few new SUV announcements.

October 10, 2012

Green Fleet Conference Proves it Knows Truck Fleets

The 2012 Green Fleet Conference, held in Schaumburg, Ill., was the biggest and most well-attended yet. And, it helped to prove that just because a fleet operates trucks, it can still easily be green and save green.

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