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Over the decades we have amassed a library of resources, both internal and external, which help our team and our partners do their jobs with skill and confidence. Peruse these pages for current trends and thought leadership, our newsletters, and tips that we have found helpful over the years. And if you have any questions for us, we’re always here for you.

The most dangerous days to be on the road are the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. 

Sometimes purchasing or leasing your fleet vehicles makes sense. However, in some markets it may not make sense to have your vehicles year round. Maybe you have holiday peaks, seasonal needs, or need vehicles on a project-by-project basis. Then what do you do? That’s when a flexible, commercial truck rental program would fit your needs. Here are a few top reasons to consider this: 

High quality employees who are also safe and reliable drivers can be difficult to find. It’s important to remember that anyone you hire is an ambassador for your brand and your company. You want them to be a good fit for your culture and their role, but you also need them to be safe and vigilant on the road. So how do you go about finding these people? And once you do, how do you keep them around? 

From company image to liability concerns, there are many reasons reimbursing your drivers ends up costing you more. When you own or lease your fleet you have the added benefit of discounts on purchasing and maintenance because you're ordering in bulk. Let's dive into the specifics behind company provided fleets versus employee owned vehicles. 

Have you considered outsourcing your fleet management to a professional fleet management company? Most obviously, outsourcing your fleet management allows you to focus on your core business initiatives. Specifically though, how does this work? 

There are multiple ways to reduce your fleet’s carbon footprint including introducing green practices, alternative fuel vehicles, tracking and telematics. 

In addition to developing good habits that ensure the safety of your workforce and promote efficiency, there are a few key things that successful fleet managers need to remember. Here are our top 5 things successful fleet managers should never do, and what you should do instead. 

Data is one of the most important tools for a fleet manager. In our last post we discussed the depth of data provided by different forms of fuel purchasing cards. This time we’ll take a closer look at the Level III data provided by proprietary fleet fuel cards, and how it can be used to optimize your fleet’s fuel expenses. 

Selecting the right vehicles makes for the most efficient fleet. Vehicle selection impacts everything from fuel costs to driver safety. That’s why choosing the proper vehicles is a crucial decision for any fleet manager. The most common mistake we see when in the process of planning a fleet is to think about cost first and function later. Purchasing a cheaper vehicle not suited for its job may lower the price point up front, but it will end up costing you down the line.

Fuel prices are an inevitable expense for all fleets. Although gas prices may be down right now, that doesn’t mean they’ll always be, or that fleet managers can’t do more to cut costs and increase efficiency.

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