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November 7, 2017

Q. What are the most common causes of vehicle breakdowns?

A. Believe it or not, tire problems cause nearly half of all roadside breakdowns...

November 7, 2017

Q. What is included in a typical fleet maintenance program?

A. Fleet management providers offer different approaches to maintenance. Management software can track...

November 7, 2017

Q. How should fleet vehicles be prepared for winter?

A. Basic fluid, tire and battery maintenance can dramatically reduce the chance of drivers getting stranded...

October 26, 2017

2018 Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange Applications Now Open

Applications are now open for a spot at next year’s Heavy Duty Trucking Exchange networking and education event, being held May 9-11, 2018, at the Scottsdale resort at McCormick Ranch outside Phoenix.

October 16, 2017

Q. What do you like about your current arrangement?

A. If you are undertaking a switch, you probably feel even more pressure to get it right. And, if that’s the case, don’t lose sight of what you really like about your current arrangement...

October 16, 2017

Q. The company checks all the boxes on paper. How will I know if they are culturally a good fit for us?

A. Good companies attract and keep good people. You want the account representative you work with today to still be with you tomorrow...

October 16, 2017

Q. What questions should I ask when evaluating technology solutions?

A. If you are assessing these solutions your key considerations should be...

October 16, 2017

Q. How does a fleet manager prepare for a storm?

A. Every fleet and organization is different. Some may need to move assets and workers away from threatened areas, while others, like utility or human service organizations, may send more in...

October 16, 2017

Q. How should we handle the damage to our fleet after the storm passes?

A. For any fleet, when storm-related vehicle damage occurs, it is treated like any other kind of accident. If you have an accident management program, your fleet partner should jump in...

October 16, 2017

Q. What should fleet managers do if there is a fuel shortage during a natural disaster?

A. Fleets using fuel cards should have a “storm profile” in place that anticipates the impact of fuel scarcity. Prices may be rising and stations may ration fill-ups in emergency situations...

October 16, 2017

Q. What do I need to tell my drivers before a storm?

A. When emergency protocols go into effect, drivers need to know where to go, and they also need to know what to do if they can no longer get there...

May 26, 2017

Fleets Bear the Pain in Glut Market for Used Trucks

Industry experts say a glut of used trucks remains on the market and, in extreme cases, some fleets actually owe more for equipment than it is now worth on the secondary market.

April 8, 2017

Real-World Advice on How to Excel on a Fleet Sourcing Team

To be successful on a sourcing team, you need to be open-minded about exploring all available service channels and partners. However, open-minded doesn’t mean being open-headed. You must listen and entertain new ideas, but also temper such a practice and attitude with pragmatism and knowledge.

April 3, 2017

Millennials in Truck Fleets

Why, with more people entering the workforce every day, are truck fleets still struggling to fill driver’s seats? Where are the energetic new employees for fleet managers to mentor?

October 3, 2016

Six Technology Trends that will Change the Trajectory of Fleet Management

The best way to answer the question of what is the future of fleet is to look outside the fleet industry.Here are six technology trends happening outside of fleet that will have a major impact on the future direction of our industry.

September 28, 2016

The Invisible Cost of Low Driver Morale

There is a direct correlation between high driver morale and high driver productivity. The converse is also true. The hidden cost of low driver morale has a direct bearing on a company’s bottom line. While low morale is an HR/management issue, and even though fleet managers do not control driver salaries, there are actions that fleets can take to help increase driver morale.

February 1, 2016

10 Ways Fleet Managers Can Avoid Being Under-Rated by Senior Management

There is an ongoing perception by senior management that fleet management is not a complicated and sophisticated profession. As a result, one of the biggest challenges facing fleet managers is getting management to recognize and acknowledge their contribution to the company. Here are 10 ways to ensure management recognizes your contribution to the company’s bottom line.

August 28, 2015

Aqua America Announces Director of Fleet and Supply Chain Managment

Charles Stevenson has been promoted to director of fleet and supply chain management for Aqua America, according to the company.

April 8, 2015

Driven to Continuous Improvement

Today’s fleet managers are pressured to keep doing more with less, while saving their companies money year-over-year, and, at the same time, ensuring that drivers are safe and accomplishing their jobs. It’s a tough job, and countless individuals couldn’t imagine doing anything else.

March 9, 2015

Ortell Named Holman CEO; Conroy Named ARI President

Holman Automotive Group has announced that Melinda “Mindy” Holman has been named chairman of the board, and ARI President Carl Ortell will assume the role of CEO. Chris Conroy has been appointed as president of ARI.

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