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.
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.
It’s the moment every business owner dreads: a run-in with the law. The bad news is, legal issues can arise at any time, for any business—and those who haven’t proactively focused on risk mitigation leave themselves more vulnerable to costly claims.
Last week, we hosted a webinar about managing your fleet or yourself as a single driver using the BigRoad web app. It was the second instalment of a two-part webinar series to show users how to effectively use both the mobile and web apps. If you missed the first instalment on the mobile app, it can be viewed here on our blog.Read More »Best Practices for Fleet Management – How to Maximize BigRoad’s Web App
In charge of choosing an electronic logging device (ELD) for your fleet and you’re not sure where to start? Watch the recording of our webinar, A Fleet Manager’s Guide to ELDs, to learn more about ELDs, the mandate, and get answers to common questions fleet managers have about ELDs.
You know what’s better than reading through product pages to pick out the highlights? Watching a short video! BigRoad is excited to present 3 new videos up on our YouTube channel explaining our solution to the ELD mandate.
Whether you love them or loathe them, electronic logging devices (ELDs) are here to stay. In fact, as of June 12, 2021, all fleets in Canada and the U.S. should now have officially switched from AOBRDs to ELDs.
ELDs automatically record your drivers’ Hours of Service (HOS) and store reports and driver certifications—which should help fleets stay compliant and save time on paperwork.
To help you navigate the pitfalls, stay compliant, and get the most out of this trucking technology, we’ve created a guide to the best ELD practices for successful fleet management.
A stolen vehicle is every fleet manager’s worst nightmare. You don’t just lose the vehicle and its contents. You end up wasting valuable time making insurance claims and dealing with the authorities—not to mention all that downtime and lost revenue due to lost capacity. In some cases, you could even tarnish your reputation.
You can’t predict the future and incidents will occur. The difference between a theft being a minor hiccup and a total catastrophe is how you handle the situation.
When stress is sky-high, decisions tend to be rushed. That’s why proactive managers have a fleet asset theft plan in place—so if something does go wrong, they have a framework to help them get things back on track fast. Here’s how to create an asset theft plan that will keep your business moving.
Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA) is a measurement program set up by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Commercial carriers are given a score based on inspection results, traffic violations, and incidents. The higher the score, the more likely that company is to be involved in an accident—so the lower, the better.Read More »How to Improve Your CSA Scores with a Fleet Management Solution