You might think that idling is a harmless habit that doesn’t make much of a dent in your bottom line. But idling can actually end up costing you more money than you realize. Let’s take a look at how much fuel is wasted when we idle and why it’s important to avoid this problem. Read More
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With more than 150 vehicles in his fleet, Bill Rogers was hunting through lots of haystacks to find the “needles”—information he needed to make the decisions that would save ServiceSource some money.
The reality for many small- and mid-sized field services businesses? The increase in fuel costs and disruptions to the supply chain has made it that much harder to stay afloat. When a single lawn service crew is spending $100 per day on fuel—and adding clients usually translates into even more driving—the path to profits just gets longer.
One of Clauser Tree Care’s clients had a big problem. Namely, an enormous log was sitting in her Philadelphia-area yard. Clauser had taken down the tree earlier in the day, but the size of the log meant a different truck needed to be dispatched to take it away. Hoping to get it taken care of before the weekend, she called Clauser in the late afternoon to see what could be done.
Two of the largest variable costs any fleet manager has to deal with are fuel and maintenance costs. One of the most effective ways to get a handle on those costs is to use a sophisticated GPS-based fleet management tool to monitor them in real-time.
It wasn’t so many years ago that a phone was just a phone—not a smartphone with everything from a high-definition camera to internet access and social media packed into it. You can say the same thing about video cameras installed in fleet vehicles. A dashcam can be just that—a video camera installed in a truck—or it can be much more.
Dashcams with AI are “smart cameras,” and they can help fleets avoid accidents and save thousands of dollars in repair costs, legal bills, and insurance premiums. Here’s how they work.
Whether you’re managing six trucks or 60, a simple update to your in-vehicle technology can produce a positive return on investment in less than 30 days. Dashcams for fleet service businesses make good financial sense. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can bank that savings potential.
If it feels like inflation has your field service business squeezed in a vice, you aren’t alone. With inflation projected to be nearly more than 6 percent this year and significantly higher than average in 2023, everything you’re using to send your crews into the field costs more—from fuel to truck maintenance materials to wages themselves. You can’t control the macro factors driving inflation higher, but you can take away some of the pain cost increases cause with help from field service management technology.