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For Toronto-based ATS Healthcare, safety training begins just after initial driver onboarding, starting with a three-week program of classroom sessions and runs in the field with a trainer. Photo: ATS Healthcare

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Reassessing Your Fleet Safety Program

Fleet safety is essential — but when it comes to safety training, are your drivers still fully engaged?

Hi-Lite Airfield Services LLC, an airport pavement markings, runway rubber removal, and airfield maintenance contractor, had a specific compliance need from its ELD system — to understand trucks’ runway work for the purposes of calculating hours of service. (Photo courtesy of HiLite)

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ELD Rule: Three Paths to Compliance

Three small fleets share their methods to choose and implement electronic logging systems, integrate electronic compliance into their business processes, instruct drivers, and manage enforcement under the new rules.

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Eliminating Hidden and Soft Fleet Costs

It never ends; management wants cost reduction, and fleet managers must come through, year after year. Beyond those ‘hard’ costs that are easily measured are soft and hidden costs that are equally important. Here are some tips on finding, and eliminating such costs in your fleet.

Marigolds & Onions’ business entails daily hot food runs to downtown corporate clients and major social, charitable, corporate, and sports events serving thousands of people. The company manages stops down to the average time in loading docks and service elevators as well as types of food and serving ware. Photo courtesy of Marigolds & Onions

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Gourmet Caterer Hones the Art and Science of Fleet Routing

With a delivery window of a mere 15 minutes, Toronto-based Marigolds & Onions uses fleet routing and scheduling software to manage details such as driving time between routes, details of each stop and time spent, and even food type.

Hardcar founder and COO Jeff Breier spent 17 years in South America and Mexico driving armored cars and managing armored car fleets. (Photo courtesy of Hardcar.)

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A Fleet Grows with the Cannabis Industry

Hardcar Security’s custom refrigerated Ford Transits haul cannabis and cash for California growers and dispensaries. The company is establishing logistics and transportation best practices to help this nascent industry mature.

The 54-vehicle fleet consists of Ford pickups — mainly F-150s, a few F-250s and F-350s — and four long-wheelbase Ford Transit vans. Photo: Foris Solutions

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6 Markets, 4 States, 54 Vehicles: How to Manage a Dispersed Fleet

Though this service company’s fleet is spread across six locations nationwide, it was still able to cut idle time by up to 200 hours a month.

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Understanding Metrics: What Is Your Fleet Telling You?

Do you have a firm grasp on your fleet’s downtime, fuel spend, unit damage, rental bill, and tire expense? For the small truck fleets that fly by the seat of their pants, this article is for you.

White Picket Produce uses Ram ProMaster City vans to delivery its fresh produce packages. Photo courtesy of Sharyn Vross.

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Here’s One Way to Deliver Fresh Produce Without Refrigeration

With multiple deliveries per day, this small produce delivery service used routing software to create optimized routes for its drivers — without breaking the bank.

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Can Fleets Subscribe to a Vehicle?

For fleets, technology is enabling a more efficient way to use vehicles, increase utilization, and more precisely match the type of vehicle to usage.

Ken's Foods headquarters in Marlborough, Mass.

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How Leasing Helped a Salad Dressing Maker Go National

For Ken’s Foods, makers of Ken’s Salad Dressings, the long-standing relationship with its fleet lessor allowed the fleet to grow seamlessly as the company evolved into a national brand.

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7 Steps to a Safer Fleet
Studies show that risk and safety are top priorities for many fleet managers. Preventing accidents is the key to a safer fleet, but what are the steps to reducing your collision rate? Here is your seven-step checklist for creating a culture of safety within your fleet.
ELD Mandate Enforcement in Full Effect April 1st
The new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate became effective in December, 2017, but law enforcement agencies have been observing a kind of soft rollout, writing up citations with no CSA points or vehicles taken out of service. That is all about to change as full enforcement of the ELD rule goes into effect April 1st. Make sure you know what needs to be done in order for your drivers to be compliant.
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Putting a commercial vehicle and driver on the road can be expensive. As a fleet owner, you know how important it is to run your fleet as efficiently as possible by maximizing utilization and minimizing miles.

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