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April 10, 2018

Q. How can idling impact my fleet?

A. Excessive idling quickly adds up to several hidden and not-so hidden costs...

April 10, 2018

Q. What’s a practical goal when trying to reduce idling time?

A. A good start when initiating a program is to try and reduce idling down to 15 percent of running time...

April 10, 2018

Q. How can I stop my drivers from idling?

A. Most telematics software can track excessive idling, as well as a number of other potentially costly and even dangerous driver behaviors...

April 10, 2018

Q. Is there ever a reason to let your car idle?

A. The short answer is yes...

March 5, 2018

Q. How can a fleet management company add value?

A. Value comes in many forms and should not be defined as just the lowest price...

September 7, 2017

How Fleet Management Companies Prepped for Irma

Fleet management companies put in place resources for commercial fleets with vehicles in South Florida that may have suffered damage from Hurricane Irma. They helped drivers locate fuel, identified replacement units, and managed an influx of calls from drivers.

August 10, 2017

Trump's EPA Expands Review of Obama's Mileage Rules

The Trump administration is reopening a federal review of Obama-era fuel economy rules covering the 2022 to 2025 model years, and expanding the review to include the 2021 model year signed into law in 2012.

July 17, 2017

Q. How do we start the vehicle upfitting process?

A. The best source to obtain feedback is to work with customers, drivers, and field technicians. The drivers and field technicians operate the equipment and know what is required to perform their daily job functions...

July 17, 2017

Q. How does vehicle upfitting optimize efficiency?

A. Standardizing vehicle and upfit specs can have numerous operational benefits. This can streamline initial vehicle ordering, provide consistent asset-to-asset capitalized cost, reduce new driver training, and provide flexibility when reassigning...

July 17, 2017

Q. Can vehicle upfitting improve driver safety and reduce vehicle accidents?

A. Yes. A properly spec'd upfit design can help reduce driver injuries, and insurance and liability claims. Aftermarket equipment such as grab handles, step bumpers, side steps, and drop-down ladder racks can reduce driver strain and fatigue...

July 17, 2017

Q. How does vehicle upfitting reduce costs?

A. In addition to reducing accidents and insurance costs, vehicle and upfit packages which have been correctly spec’d with operational and lifecycle efficiency in mind can provide the greatest return on investment...

May 17, 2017

Q. How can windshield-mounted cameras and other devices meet the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation (FMCSR) section 5301 safety standard while not causing an obstruction?

A. Windshield mounted devices should never obstruct a driver's view. Based on the design of the vehicle and the device itself, exact placement will shift but...

May 17, 2017

Q. What factors need to be taken into account when calculating the lifecycle costs of a vehicle from acquisition through disposal?

A. Total cost of ownership will vary based on the type of vehicle used, application, and operating conditions. Generally speaking, cost of ownership will include...

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Fuel Management

Bernie Kanavagh from WEX will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Todd Ewing from Verizon Connect will answer your questions and challenges

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Fleet Management And Leasing

Jack Firriolo from Merchants will answer your questions and challenges

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