Posted by admin in Strategic Planning
on Mar 7th, 2012 | 0 comments
In an article by Fleet Owner, they spoke with president, founder and owner of B&H Systems, Jonathan Sales, about how to build great, loyal driver teams. Find out the answers to the following in this article:
What is it about trucking that has kept you in the industry for so long?
You have about 50 power units, including tractors and straight trucks from Kenworth, Volvo and Freightliner. How do you manage driver screening to identify can-do drivers—apart from model-specific experience?
Contemporary drivers often use electronic routing tools during performance testing. You use...
Posted by admin in Fleet Management Systems, Strategic Planning
on Feb 27th, 2012 | 0 comments
The following, reviewed from Automotive Fleet, is the state of the global fleet market report, by global region, based on presentations given at and after the GFS Conference in the following markets:
The article discusses global market trends and challenges on a region-by-region basis. An interesting read.
Your thoughts on how any of this potentially has an implications on the U.S. fleet...
Posted by admin in Efficiency, Fleet Management Systems
on Feb 15th, 2012 | 0 comments
In a survey of commercial fleet managers, the top challenges in 2012 will be::
Fuel price volatility.
Implementing green fleet initiatives.
Increasing driver productivity.
Challenge No. 1: Cost-Reduction Initiatives
Reducing fleet costs is a constant, never-ending struggle for all fleet managers. Managing costs is always the No. 1 challenge for all commercial fleet management system managers. Driving much of the pressure to reduce fleet costs is the overall weak economy, in both the U.S. and internationally. Currently, the biggest factor contributing...
Posted by admin in Fleet Management Systems
on Feb 6th, 2012 | 0 comments
Driving while texting on an electronic device is a driver distraction danger to not only consumers but to fleet drivers as well. A study last year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) revealed that 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involve some form of driver distraction occurring within three seconds before the vehicle crash. According to the NHTSA and VTTI study, the principal distraction that led to vehicle crashes include:
Cell phone use.
Reaching for moving objects inside the vehicle.
Posted by admin in Efficiency, GPS Systems
on Jan 23rd, 2012 | 0 comments
Overall, gasoline demand was reported at a little more than 8 million barrels per day, which AAA said is a 400,000-barrel-per-day year-over-year decline and at the lowest level since 2003, according to a recent U.S. Department of Energy report.
Despite ample supply and low demand for gasoline, though, the national average for gas prices is still up 10 cents over the previous week, with impending refinery shutdowns and high crude oil prices pushing prices up, according to AAA.
So, how does this translate to using GPS fleet tracking technology to manage your fleet’s fuel...