Before we broadly consider loss through the lens of equipment issues, let’s take a moment to define the scope of possibility when it comes to these kinds of issues. We could be looking at one of many types of concerns:
When your fleet vehicles break down during service, the cost of unplanned fleet maintenance can add up—fast. There are the hard costs associated with the vehicle repairs. There are wages to pay. Plus the cost of delayed service or shipments to your customers while you wait for your out of service vehicle to be repaired.
Did you know that a repair performed at an outside location as opposed to an in-house shop can make maintenance costs up to 40% higher?
Running a tight ship in field services demands that you’ve got your logistics optimized. Failure to do so can add up to wasted fuel, dissatisfied customers and a big drop in performance. That said, what can field services managers do to optimize their driver routes and take their approach to the next level? Read More
When we look at issues like driver distractions and the relationship to accident rate, it’s important to take a look at what we mean by distracted driving so that we can tackle these concerns head-on.
Digital technologies are changing how businesses handle operations in the field. What was once a job that required workers to remain efficient and productive despite isolation, now requires frequent communication with coworkers. Digital tools drive this change because they allow for intuitive collaboration across multiple lines of business. So, let’s take a look at the best practices for using digital tools to integrate field service management into your business.
Loss prevention in trucking starts with an understanding of what the most common targets of theft are in trucking: fuel theft, cargo theft and equipment theft. There are many means for criminals and drivers alike to commit theft from physical stealing to identity theft to credit card fraud. First, let’s explore the types of losses that are most labeled as theft in trucking.
Most fleet managers in the field services and home services industry are aware of the importance of fleet management. But many do not know that they can improve their bottom line by optimizing their route planning, ensuring efficient dispatching, and using GPS tracking to ensure that drivers show up on time for their appointment with a customer. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how these things will help you serve more customers per day for higher profits.
As a fleet manager or business owner you may be looking for ways to reduce business costs or vehicle operating expenses. This is a fundamental problem for fleet managers when we first meet them. Take Rick A. for example. Rick’s business is all about getting the service truck to the customer. In the towing industry, customers on the receiving end want to know one thing: “When is my tow truck driver going to be here?”
Preventing accidents is crucial in fleet management. When it comes to preventing injury, liability and lawsuits, it’s important to have as many useful safeguards in place as possible.
Dash cams can serve as a vehicle “black box” if they’re recording during an incident. Telematics can help reduce accident rates. We’ll examine several ways you can use GPS tracking and telematics to create a safer fleet.
What Is the Correlation Between Speeding, Hard Braking and Higher Accident Rates?
Accidents are often preventable through the right mix of training, education, and tracking. Over a 10-year period there was a 12-percent increase in the total number of people killed in large-truck crashes, from 4,245 fatalities in 2008 to 4,761 fatalities in 2017 according to a report released in 2019 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Trucking accidents can be costly, both in terms of money and lives lost. Ensuring the safety of your fleet drivers and the community you serve should always remain top-of-mind. Accidents are costly and can be a major issue, so make sure you’re doing everything in your power to reduce the chances of incidents.