In the field service business, emergency calls are an every-day occurrence. While most of your customers can schedule service in a timely manner and wait for both schedules to line up, some people need help with broken plumbing, malfunctioning HVAC, sparking outlets, or aggressive insects right away. No matter what kind of field service you're in, emergencies happen.
Road debris is something that every driver in our great nation has to contend with. From the dangerous road "gators" created big-rig tires blow to the coolers and mattresses that fall out of overloaded trucks to the every-day trash that sometimes flies out open car windows, we dodge them all.
Topics: Fleet Safety
When you are running a business that depends on a team of drivers to deliver goods and services, it's important that you do everything in your power to keep them happy. Engaged and motivated employees are a valuable asset for any business.
Running a field service business is all about logistics. While HQ handles hiring and training expert teams and lining up work orders, every day your teams load up into the fleet vehicles and set out for customer homes and businesses. Whether you're installing satellite dishes or providing a cleaning service, the way you pack your vehicles can determine a lot about how smoothly each service goes.
Even in regions that are buried in feet of snow every winter, everyday business continued. The plows clear snow from the roads and, no doubt, your business fleet drivers load out every morning to complete their usual routes. While you can count on your drivers to handle themselves in the snow and on icy roads, sometimes circumstances are beyond their control.
Now that you've managed to make the right decision on acquiring fleet vehicles for your home service business, you're going to have to figure out how you'll maintain them. If you made the choice to lease your vehicles, it's possible to get a maintenance plan through a fleet management service.
Autumn is in full swing and in many parts of the country, winter weather gets started early. If you're expecting to see ice in October, now is the time to start the winter season preparations. And in few industries are seasonal changes more important than managing a vehicle fleet.
Fall is here again, and for a professional fleet driver this means a whole new set of local road challenges. School buses, crunchy leaves, and of course the unbelievably heavy rains. Depending on your region, the fall rains can be anywhere from overcast drizzles to flash floods that effect unavoidable major roadways.
Topics: Fleet Safety
The safety of your drivers is very important to every company that has a fleet of vehicles. One way you can keep your drivers safe is to continually work on ways to improve how the fleet operates by providing adequate training on how to load their vehicles.
In all the field service industries, few professionals do more roadside and emergency rescues than a locksmith. Their work orders often involve people who get locked out of their car, locked out of their home, or unable to open their business.