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Fleet Management & Vehicle Leasing for Home Service Companies

Posted by Scott Crawford on 4/19/18 11:18 AM

Those of you working in the home services industry have a good chance of facing numerous challenges in maintaining your fleet of vehicles. As you expand your reach beyond just a city and into multiple cities (or across state lines), managing those vehicles can start to become expensive if you ignore certain issues.

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Topics: Fleet Management, Vehicle Leasing

Tips for Focusing on Fleet Safety

Posted by Scott Crawford on 4/16/18 7:26 PM

When you own a business with a fleet of vehicles and drivers, you need to ensure that everyone is safe. Otherwise, your business will not be able to be perform the way that it should. However, safety is not just for the success of your business, it can also help with your fuel consumption, so you can keep your costs down.

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Topics: Fleet Safety

Fleet Management for Electricians: How Outsourcing Benefits You

Posted by Scott Crawford on 4/12/18 3:38 PM

Running a company of electricians is just as challenging as managing plumbers or other workers who have to work on call out in the field. Even more complicated is attempting to manage the fleet vehicles your team of electricians use to travel from one place to another.

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Topics: Fleet Management

Why Local, Hands-On Account Management Makes Sense for Fleets

Posted by Scott Crawford on 4/10/18 5:55 PM

The thought of outsourcing your fleet management duties might sound foreign if you've never done it before. After years of doing things the same, though, you may finally realize you need to do something to improve your account management. In recent years, you've maybe had trouble keeping things organized because your company has so many different locations.

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Topics: Fleet Management

Green Business Policy: Retread Your Fleet Tires

Posted by Scott Crawford on 4/5/18 2:54 PM

Within the last twenty years, the idea of green business practices has grown increasingly popular. Where once people's primary concerns were to see corporate responsibility with pollutants and natural resources, the recent trend has been one toward overall renewability and efficiency.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Maintenance

Beyond Routing: Using Telematics and Fuel Savings

Posted by Scott Crawford on 4/3/18 12:48 PM

Those of you who manage drivers in big companies likely know about telematics, even if you haven't yet invested heavily in this technology. Telematics are devices placed in fleet trucks that help track driver behavior and general workflow.

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Topics: Fleet Management, Fleet Tracking

Driver Incentives: Why its Essential to Engage Drivers With Rewards

Posted by Scott Crawford on 3/29/18 9:00 AM

Finding ways to ensure your drivers drive your fleet vehicles safely can become a major challenge if you don't create some form of sustained motivation.  Even if your drivers mostly keep a clean driving record, you may still worry about them becoming complacent. As a fleet manager, this is always a nightmare scenario, though creating driver incentives can easily change things.

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Topics: Fleet Safety

Mobility: More Than a Buzzword in Fleet Management

Posted by Scott Crawford on 3/27/18 7:44 AM

If your company has yet to bring in any mobile technology, you'll have to admit you're more than a couple years behind. For fleet management, it's become an essential, even if you think you can still run things the old way. In truth, it's impossible to manage all the demands of fleet management today without some kind of mobile tech at the helm.

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Topics: Fleet Management

11 Pragmatic And Proven Ways To Reduce Fleet Fueling Costs

Posted by Scott Crawford on 3/23/18 7:00 AM

A top concern for businesses that depend on a fleet of vehicles is the cutting of fuel spend. Fuel costs remain one of the higher expenses of fleet management.

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Topics: Fleet Safety, Fleet Management

Changing Funding Environment of Fleet Management: Leasing & Technology

Posted by Scott Crawford on 3/22/18 2:56 PM

Any of you who've worked in fleet management know that things can change fast in the times we live in. Within the last few years, you've likely noticed how exponential technological change is. If you've had trouble keeping up with the Changing Funding Environment of Fleet Management and these changes, you're not alone, though need to take action to stay profitable.

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Topics: Fleet Management, Vehicle Leasing

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