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As the final piece of the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is set to take effect, small fleets are assessing ways to switch from a manual recording of temperature inside refrigerated units to an automated process.

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Is it Time to Rethink How Drivers Are Paid?

With the ELD rule affecting miles driven, and drivers’ duties increasingly including more than just driving the vehicle, what can be done to more accurately and fairly reflect a driver’s workday?

Amazon Begins Building Its Last-Mile Delivery Fleet

Amazon is launching a program that will help entrepreneurs build their own companies delivering Amazon packages. Successful owners can earn as much as $300,000 in annual profit operating a fleet of up to 40 delivery vehicles.

How Fleets Source Replacement Parts

When procuring replacement parts for their vehicles, more than two-thirds of commercial fleet managers surveyed by Automotive Fleet don't mandate factory parts and nearly three of four didn't identify a preferred brand.

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.

Size Matters

There is little doubt that the folks out there with 5,000-10,000 vehicles have a good handle on how much they should be paying; for everything from bucket trucks to sedan floor mats. But some of our recent survey data shows that vast hordes of the fleet market are paying close to retail rates for a lot of products and services.

Auto Truck Group Offers Section 179 Advice

The Auto Truck Group is urging small businesses to take advantage of the federal Section 179 deduction on equipment that allows a deduction of as much as $500,000 on new and used equipment purchases.