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March 29, 2017

Tech Advances Will Put Downward Pressure on Overall Fleet Size

In the long run, technology will exert inexorable downward pressure on overall fleet size and will eliminate altogether the need for some fleet vehicles. Despite this, fleet management will survive, albeit in a smaller capacity, and, most likely, in a completely different form than what we know today.

January 19, 2017

It is Critical to Get Out of Your Office to Assess Vehicle Usage Issues

Many view fleet management as being a desk job, but it is more than that. When trouble-shooting fleet problems, such as increased costs for a particular user group, it is important to identify the root cause, which often requires on-site visual inspection of fleet assets and how they are being utilized.

December 6, 2016

Fleet Success Comes From Sticking to Just the Facts

When it’s all said and done, there usually is a right answer for a particular fleet and the best person to make that decision is a well-educated fleet manager.

July 26, 2016

Long-Term Impact of Longer Truck Replacement Cycles

The more expensive the asset, the longer it is kept in service; however, the need for short-term cost savings prompts some fleets to even further extend cycling parameters and defer replacements. But, what are the consequences?

February 17, 2016

Chicago Landscaping Fleet's Red Trucks Boost Awareness

Christy Webber Landscaping paints all her new trucks red to reinforce her company's image for any potential customers who see the work trucks at job sites in the Chicago area.

October 9, 2015

Fleet Automation Drives Up County’s Vehicle Utilization

The 15-vehicle motor pool at Charles County, Md., Department of Social Services (DSS) is utilized at maximum capacity on most days, often reaching 100%, as a result of implementing the web-based fleet management information system.

May 11, 2015

Fleet Management: Part Art, Part Science

Fleet management is part art, part science. Recent developments in the industry have made it more science and less art for sure. There are a lot of very complex decisions to go into the daily operation of a fleet.

March 23, 2015

How to Make Fleet Trucks More Productive

The meaning of maximized productivity differs from fleet to fleet, but the means to maximizing vehicle function can be found using a straightforward approach of measuring, spec’ing, and considering the human factor.

January 13, 2015

Houston Adds Telematics to Quarter of Public Works Fleet

The City of Houston is expanding use of telematics in its Public Works fleet. Technicians are installing 922 telematics devices on Public Works trucks after a successful pilot with 75 vehicles.

October 8, 2014

Telematics ROI Beyond Fuel Savings

When fleets make a full commitment to telematics they often find countless other ways to leverage the data beyond fuel.

July 1, 2014

California Water Utility Weighs Leasing

In a push to decrease maintenance costs and increase the fleet’s overall MPG — and with the help of telematics data — this public utility’s fleet manager is putting a proposal together that would move the owned fleet to a full lease program.

May 2, 2014

Northeast Utilities Adopts Chevin's FleetWave

Chevin Fleet Solutions recently signed an agreement to provide its Web-based fleet management software to Northeast Utilities.

April 15, 2014

Lewis Tree Service Turns to FleetLocate

Spireon, Inc., the industry's leading provider of mobile resource management (MRM) and business intelligence solutions used by companies to maximize their mobile assets and workforce, has secured a new partnership with Lewis Tree Service the second largest provider of utility vegetation management services in North America.

March 12, 2012

FleetCommander Utilization and Diagnostic Chip

Agile Access Control Inc. introduces its new FleetCommander Utilization and Diagnostic Chip (UDC), a 1-inch by 1 1/2-inch device that plugs into vehicles to enable automatic and secure collection of data when vehicles pass by a wireless access point.

October 29, 2009

California State Vehicles Found to be Underutilized

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento Bee investigation discovered many of the new cars and trucks purchased for the State of California this year, which cost more than $5.5 million, have been idle for months.

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