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Safe Driving Increases Fuel Efficiency & Lowers GHG Emissions
Estimated 5-10% of Fleet Dollars Wasted Annually

Estimated 5-10% of Fleet Dollars Wasted Annually

While there never seems to be enough money to go around, one of the less talked about aspects of fleet management is the amount of budget dollars that are wasted every year.

January 28, 2019

Safety, Sustainability, and Fuel Efficiency Are Synergistic

Safety, Sustainability, and Fuel Efficiency Are Synergistic

Three challenges consistently high on the list for many fleet managers — improving driver safety, mitigating the high cost of fuel, and complying with corporate pressures to reduce fleet’s contribution to the company’s global carbon footprint.

January 2, 2019

Avoid Hidden Surprises by Uncovering Expunged MVR Violations

Avoid Hidden Surprises by Uncovering Expunged MVR Violations

When hiring prospective drivers it is important to beware of expunged motor vehicle records (MVRs). Many states have a process where drivers can remove part of their driving record from view, hiding violations from potential employers.

August 28, 2018

Human Nature Prone to Take Advantage of Docile Autonomous Vehicles

The co-existence between autonomous and human-controlled vehicles (along with others who use public roads) will bring new issues into play, primarily because self-driving vehicles will be built to be inherently law-abiding and risk averse. As we approach this new era, the question is how seamlessly will autonomous and human-controlled vehicles co-exist? One thing is certain, as we trail blaze new ground, so too will we trail blaze new problems.

July 10, 2017

Cost Control is Constrained Without Driver Buy-in

The fundamental requirements of your business necessitates minimum fleet equipment specifications that, as a result, pre-define the expense parameters from both a fixed and operating cost perspective. If you acquire vehicle assets that best fulfill your fleet application, then any supplemental cost reduction will only be based on incremental refinements The best way to achieve additional cost reduction is by modifying driver behavior.

January 1, 2017

Safety Programs with Monetary Incentives May Encourage Under-Reporting of Incidents

Do fleet safety incentives “dis-incentivize” the reporting of safety incidents, especially if employees are monetarily rewarded for achieving a low rate of incidents? Under the umbrella of these monetary-based safety incentive programs is not just cash or bonuses, but also award merchandise, award trips, paid days off, and upgraded vehicles or availability of driver amenity options. The question is whether they are potentially counter-productive to the intent of fleet safety programs?

August 22, 2016

7 Reasons Why Vehicle Condition Should Not be Part of an Employee's Annual Job Review

If an employee threw trash all over the office floor, scratched the paint off the walls, broke the light bulbs, left holes and dents in the wallboard, and skipped routine maintenance on the copier until it overheated and broke, no manager would tolerate this abuse. Yet, that is exactly what some companies tolerate when drivers abuse their company-provided vehicles.

June 18, 2016

How to Combat Driver Complacency Caused by Lower Fuel Prices

The prolonged drop in fuel prices shows no signs of abating in the foreseeable future, which is positive since lower prices are making a dent in overall fleet fuel expenditures. However, there is the risk that prolonged lower prices will result in driver complacency to being energy conscious with less focus on fuel-efficient driving.

April 25, 2016

How to Assess Driver Behavior and Improve Results

The Danger of Lower Fuel Prices

The recent drop in fuel prices has been as breathtaking as earlier run-up in prices. If sustained, these reduced fuel prices will begin to make a dent in overall fleet fuel expenditures.

December 5, 2014

Analysis of Fleet Fuel Spend Trends in CY-2014

Analysis of Fleet Fuel Spend Trends in CY-2014

Fuel prices remain stable with the continued shift to smaller displacement engines and increased oil production in the U.S. One unintended consequence may be the emergence of driver complacency to maximizing fuel economy.

November 12, 2014

Analysis of CY-2014 Commercial Fleet Trends

Modifying Driver Behavior: The 'Last Mile' in Greening a Fleet

If you are constrained by equipment limitations, the “last mile” to achieving corporate sustainability objectives is modifying driver behavior. This is possibly the greatest opportunity available to fleet managers in greening their fleets.

May 10, 2013

Modifying Driver Behavior: The 'Last Mile' in Greening a Fleet

If you are constrained by equipment limitations, the "last mile" to achieving corporate sustainability objectives is modifying driver behavior. This is possibly the greatest opportunity available to fleet managers to green their fleets.

September 2, 2011

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