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Making the transition to ELD

Source: FleetAnswers Whether you've already had your deadline and are fumbling with adapting to ELD technology, or you are still waiting for your deadline to arrive, you may find yourself wishing for some help to make this transition just a little bit smoother. Here are some tips that will help you quickly transition to this new required technology.

The end of 2G networks for fleet tracking

Source: FleetAnswers For fleets that were using 2G network, this year marked a change that required them to take action. Here's a rundown on what those changes have meant for the fleet industry, and a look at the future of fleet tracking in light of these changes.

Why waiting to implement ELD technology is a bad idea

Source: FleetAnswers By now, anyone in the fleet industry has already come to terms with the ELD mandate. Since 2016, carriers have had various deadlines to meet in order to remain compliant.

These deadlines extend all the way to December 16, 2019, when the third and final phase will require all carriers to be using certified, registered ELD device on their vehicles. If you are not due to make the change for a while, there are a number of reasons you may want to consider it now.

1. No Scramble to Become Compliant

Who's searching for electric cars? Take a look at the trends

Source: SaveOnEnergy Innovation in the automotive world combined with growing environmental awareness have thrust all-electric vehicles more into the mainstream. Consumer acceptance, government support and the billions of dollars invested by auto manufacturers have been a boon to the industry. Electric cars are no longer just for the environmentally minded, they now actually make financial sense. Read more.

Strategies for preventing fleet accidents

Source: FleetAnswers Fleet accidents are costly. It leads to a loss of fleet productivity and negatively impacts the company’s bottom line. Drivers may have to be hospitalized. The company may be held liable for damages and injuries. Vehicles involved in the accident have to be replaced or repaired. The perceived lack of safety culture is bad for morale, especially if drivers do not feel valued.

5 Metrics you need to measure to optimize efficiency

Source: FleetAnswers How efficient is your fleet? Do you have tangible measurements you can turn to to determine if you are maximizing efficiency?

Metrics help fleet managers know how well their fleets are performing, both internally and externally, and what changes they can make to improve efficiency across various fields. If you are not already using metrics to track your fleet's efficiency, here are five metrics you should start measuring today.

4 ways to improve utilization of fleet vehicles

Source: FleetAnswers Is your fleet utilizing its vehicles to the fullest? Vehicles that are not being used well are adding unnecessary costs to your fleet. Those vehicles, whether they are run regularly or not, have to be maintained, and they are not bringing in any income as a result of that expense. Empty trucks on the road are using fuel without purpose. These types of problems can be improved with better vehicle utilization.

Here are some tips to help you utilize your fleet vehicles as thoroughly as possible, making your fleet efficient and effective.

Strategies for improving satisfaction with Telematics & GPS systems

Source: FleetAnswers In a recent survey of fleet professionals, FleetAnswers found that a larger number of fleets are using telematics systems to help them manage their vehicles and drivers. Yet, in spite of the growing acceptance, few, as few as 13 percent of those surveyed, expressed that they were very satisfied with their telematics system.

Telematics survey shows driver behavior a top metric

Source: FleetAnswers Telematics and GPS fleet tracking is becoming increasingly important as fleets move forward in a tech-savvy world. Both fleet mangers and those companies who produce and market telematics systems can benefit from understanding how those products are being best used.

Driving corporate responsibility to the next level with telematics

Source: Inthinc Dedicated to providing a safe environment for all its employees, and with over 1800 vehicles in service daily, safety is a critical component of AmeriPride’s business. Although AmeriPride had safety policies and training courses in place, the company felt that they needed a more proactive solution to better protect and engage their drivers. Looking for results and change, a new ‘Safety Driven’ program was launched with the following key performance indicator (KPI) objectives and targeted goals for their fleet and drivers:

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