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.

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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?”
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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.

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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.

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What Should Fleet Managers Check for During Spring and Summer?

Fleet managers have the difficult responsibility of maintaining their fleet’s safety and efficiency. There are many factors to consider including vehicle age, driver behavior, road conditions, maintenance schedules and more. To help you keep your fleet in top shape this spring and summer season we put together a checklist for all the things that should be done ASAP!

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Reducing Carbon Emissions from Last-Mile Delivery Vehicles

When it comes to issues in fleet management like fuel usage, idle time and route optimization, we usually turn our attention to the benefits of telematics and GPS tracking through the lens of ROI, improving efficiency and customer satisfaction. After all, these are extremely important. But what about the carbon emissions impact of commercial vehicles? Read More

The United States has a system of weighing stations that monitor the weight, safety and emissions of commercial vehicles. The program is overseen by the Department of Transportation and managed by state or local authorities. Weigh station bypass programs allow truck drivers to avoid weigh stations if they have been deemed eligible for a bypass based on safety records, emissions compliance and other factors. Read More