As climate change moves up on the global agenda, fleet companies are taking a closer look at their CO2 emissions. Many businesses are being proactive about this and changing their practices — a smart move for multiple reasons. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits, challenges, and obstacles of running an eco-friendly fleet.
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What is it that separates the good fleet managers from the great?
Really, it all depends on the situation and individual business needs, but here, we’ve boiled it down to 3 things that apply almost universally and how you can practically implement them as a fleet manager yourself.
Whether you’re a transport director overseeing a huge truck fleet or a fleet manager in charge of a few vans and cars, ensuring a top-notch performance from drivers and vehicles can get overwhelming.
A study from Ernst & Young revealed that maintenance costs are responsible for 30-50% of a fleet’s total cost of ownership. With this much money at stake, you don’t have room for miscalculations or overspending.
That’s where fleet management software comes in. By having the right fleet management solution that includes tools like vehicle maintenance management and GPS route planning, you can reduce running costs and amplify fleet performance.
Picture your average truck driver. Chances are, the person you’re thinking of right now is wearing a baseball cap, perhaps a plaid shirt… and they’re definitely male.
Along with builders, firefighters, and plumbers, trucking is often seen as a manly job. When you look at the stats, the figures seem to back this up: according to the American Trucking Association, just 6.6% of drivers in the U.S. were female in 2018.
The fact is, women drivers represent a huge untapped labour force—and they’re just as good at driving as men, if not better.
As a fleet manager, you know that commercial vehicles and their freight are valuable—but so do thieves, who are becoming ever-more creative in their attempts to steal them.
In as many as 10% of cargo theft cases worldwide, thieves stole the entire vehicle. Criminals primarily targeted fleets carrying easily resold items like alcohol, food, and consumer products—but no sector has escaped unscathed. In fact, according to a recent report by TTClub, freight that was designated ‘other’ was most likely to be targeted, accounting for 39% of thefts in 2018 globally.Read More »How Your GPS Can Act as a Stolen Vehicle Recovery Device
There’s no denying that technology is changing business environments at a startling pace. If businesses are to remain competitive in the next decade, they must make investments in the digital transformation journey for the long-term. Fleet management, a sector that was once dominated by infrastructure and fleets, will witness radical changes in the upcoming years.
While disruptive technologies will change existing processes and systems, these changes bring a lot of benefits for all stakeholders in the company. Below we’ll go through 5 advantages that every fleet organization can gain by staying on top of fleet technology and trends.Read More »5 Benefits of Staying on Top of Fleet Technology
As a fleet manager or owner, you probably have some concerns about not seeing the full picture. This is where telematics comes in. It completes the picture for you by filling in the gaps in lack of visibility. Now, with proper data leverage, you can make well-informed decisions, accommodate different agendas with more ease, and gain a competitive advantage over the same business in your field. Read on!
Tony Lourakis – the founder and CEO of Fleet Complete – is not an enigma. He wears his passions and ideas on his sleeve, because he believes in helping people and communities thrive, succeed, transform.
Starting from humble beginnings, Tony knows the value of hard work and ambition that drove him to success. This is why, today, he runs the fastest-growing global telematics company and was one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 leading entrepreneurs for 2017, taking stage with leaders who consistently make their mark in business and contribute to their respective communities.
Edwin Frondozo had a conversation with Tony on his business leadership podcast for a unique program, featuring insights and actionable items from the world’s most successful business leaders.
Hear firsthand the exclusive interview and personal journey on how today’s transformational leaders made it to the top.
Implementing a fleet telematics solution is something that is most likely on many managers’ to-do list. They know the benefits, they know the incredible ROI, and yet it still manages to slip down the list of immediate priorities.