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5 Service Fleet Challenges Telematics Can Fix

Service fleets have unique fleet safety and efficiency challenges that can be addressed by telematics – yet few service fleets have implemented this technology. But service fleets, such as lawn services and HVAC companies, can see major benefits from a telematics solution.

Telematics rEvolution: Beyond the Vehicle

Connected-vehicle technology touches nearly aspect of fleet-based businesses. Plug in to discover all the ways big data, systems integrations, and new and exciting features are driving safety, efficiency, and productivity for automotive fleets.

Biggest Challenges Facing Vocational Fleet Managers

To get the pulse of the vocational truck and van market, I reached out to a wide cross-section of fleet managers around the country to find out what’s on their minds. Here’s a snapshot of what they told me.

How to Reduce Costs and Maintain an Efficient Fleet

The procurement function of researching, negotiating contracts, and purchasing fleet vehicles must harmonize with the management of those assets, so the corporation can achieve the most efficient and best utilization of a fleet’s vehicle lifecycle.

Extended Cycling Increases Truck Fleet TCO

A truck’s total cost of ownership (TCO) covers a specific range of expense variables, regardless of the make or model. The four lifecycle categories that influence TCO are fixed costs, operating expenses, incidental costs, and depreciation/resale value. A key factor that drives these lifecycle categories is a vehicle’s service life. 

Maximizing Utilization Maximizes Truck Revenue

If you want to provide added value to your company, you need to view fleet as a business and not simply an aggregation of assets to be managed cost-effectively. The fastest way to improve your bottom line is to increase fleet utilization, which increases the productivity of each individual truck.

Panera Bread to Hire 10,000 Drivers

Panera Bread will hire more than 10,000 drivers by the end of 2017 so it can expand delivery service to up to 40% at its cafes nationwide, the St. Louis-based fast casual eatery has announced.