A number of commercial fleets are planning to order fewer fleet vehicles in MY-2021, but the majority of surveyed fleet managers state there will be no change in order volumes and will stick to pre-existing replacement schedules.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is still very much an issue impacting vocational work truck fleets today. Work Truck reached out to experts in the telematics industry to see how fleets can leverage their telematics solutions to help keep their vehicles and drivers moving.
The half-way point of the year has arrived, but for many fleet professionals it may feel like it has been longer than a mere six months. While states begin to reopen and fleets feel out the “new normal,” it’s like we are entering a new age rather than the second half of the calendar year.
“Everyone comes into fleet electrification talking about hardware, and they leave talking about software workflow and project management,” says Michael Hughes of ChargePoint.
In the survey, conducted by Wakefield Research for telematics provider Samsara, 32% believe fleets will be one quarter electric within five years, while 50% believe in 10 years.
Restarting truck fleets after the pandemic requires attending to mechanical issues, understanding the new compliance landscape, and bringing your personnel back online safely and efficiently.
While the tried-and-true best practices of fleet safety are just as relevant as ever, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a whole new layer of challenge that fleets have had to address with regard to their safety programs.