We live in an age of technology that makes vast amounts data and analytics available to us, and sometimes it can be overwhelming. This holds true for the amount of data available to fleet managers today. However overwhelming it may be, ignoring this massive amount of useful, albeit slightly intimidating, data can be detrimental to the efficiency of your business.

Reimbursing your drivers for their use of personal vehicles often ends up costing you a lot in the long run. From jeopardizing your company image to liability risks to potentially unhappy and uncooperative employees, there are lots of costs associated with driver reimbursement. 

Change happens. We can’t always anticipate every change that may come our way but we can prepare and manage change to the best of our abilities. The fleet management industry certainly experiences instabilities of its own. Whether you’re looking for a fleet management company for the first time, or are looking to switch to a new company, there are some important things you should be prepared to do. 

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

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.