Is There a Future For OTR Truck Drivers?

Trucking – one of the largest industries in the United States – is poised for major changes which will affect millions of jobs. Driverless trucks, or “driver out” trucking as some call it, are forcing a redefinition of the long-haul trucking industry. This technological unemployment will affect many trucking households. Read More

How to Eliminate Fleet Fuel Fraud

An ex-employee for the city of Shreveport, Louisiana was recently sentenced to spend two-and-half years in federal prison for committing fraud by using city credit cards to illegally purchase gasoline. 1  This instance of fuel fraud took place over two years – from September 2017 to October 2019 – before the former employee was arrested for his crimes, which amounted totally to more than $400,000 of illegal fuel purchases. Read More

8 Ways Truck Fleets Can Curb Fuel Costs

After 2020 saw some of the lowest fuel prices of the last several years, the cost of regular gasoline and diesel fuel has been on a notable upswing since the start of 2021, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. 1  Because fuel prices are so volatile, fleet managers need to take extra care in managing this aspect of their business. Here are eight solutions fleets can take advantage of to keep fuel spend down.

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ROI Calculator: How Do Telematics & Fleet Tracking Save Your Business Time and Money?

Where does all the time and money go? For nearly every business we speak to, there’s always a need for time savings and cost savings. It just depends on what’s causing the bottleneck. Think about the constraints in your fleet management from fuel costs to labor to vehicle maintenance to compliance: there are viable, cost-effective solutions within reach.

You can use the ROI calculator at the end of this article that will help you accurately estimate what you could save and where you could increase revenues in your fleet. First, let’s look at exactly how fleet management makes such a difference! Read More

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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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

Is Fleet Management Smarter with GPS Tracking?

Can we take a moment to discuss what counts as a “smarter” solution?
Smart solutions help anticipate problems and solve them before they turn into operational hazards. For instance, Tyrel Steffen runs field operations for Classic Installs – a national kitchen installer for commercial kitchens. Tyrel has drivers across the country working at night to deliver their turnkey solution. With GPS Trackit, Tyrel monitors error codes and can easily turn days of lost productivity into a couple of hours of downtime by scheduling preventative maintenance with drivers in the field. Read More

Smart Fleet Management: Supercharge with Open API and Third-Party Integrations

Modern fleet management makes use of data from the best technologies to determine the needs of your business. Separate innovations have given us GPS tracking software, temperature gauges within refrigerated trucks, video feeds from dashcams, and more data. The way that those applications and programs interact with each other is essential to gathering clear information quickly. Read More