Ever hear of the “doorway effect”? It’s what happens when you walk through a door and forget what you were saying, doing, and even why you passed through the doorway in the first place. You’ll be heading for the kitchen with every intention of making yourself a peanut butter sandwich, get there, completely blank on your purpose for being there, and confusedly resign yourself to a dinner of leftover rice and ranch dressing. All thanks to the doorway effect. >> Continue Reading

Those in the trucking business regularly experience a shortage of experienced drivers, especially during the busy season. This has led to the hasty hiring of unqualified drivers who often underperform, leading to losses. If you’re in charge of managing a team of drivers, you know how tough it can be to find reliable, skilled staff members. Rather than recruiting new drivers, however, you should focus on keeping the excellent drivers you already have. The following are just a few things you can do to improve your driver retention rate and motivate your existing team. >> Continue Reading

Most fleet-based companies would find it hard to describe their operation as “green”. The nature of the business often necessitates both carbon emissions and paper waste, though this doesn’t mean it’s impossible to build and manage an eco-friendly fleet. While some degree of environmental impact is inevitable for most fleet operations, that impact can be minimized with a few smart, sustainable choices. >> Continue Reading

If you are managing a service-based business, you are aware of the fact that customers aren’t so forgiving these days. That’s why you need an effective appointment manager at your disposal to make sure you never miss a service call. GPS Trackit’s new customer scheduling tool/calendar feature is the perfect solution for appointment-based businesses to keep their drivers on track and their customers happy. >> Continue Reading

Has your company decided to make GPS tracking a part of your fleet management strategy? Expect to enjoy the many benefits of improved driver monitoring and advanced route planning in the near future. While you are probably excited about these features, your employees, on the other hand, may not view the implementation of GPS tracking technology in such a positive light. You can use this as an opportunity to take control of the situation and change how the installation is received. >> Continue Reading