5 Downtime Prevention Tips for Your Fleet

5 Downtime Prevention Tips for Your Fleet Vehicle downtime can grind your fleet’s operation to a halt, ultimately affecting your bottom line. Reduce the risk of unplanned downtime by developing a proactiveRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 13, 2019

Issues You May Not Find in Daily Vehicle Inspection Reports

Issues You May Not Find in Daily Vehicle Inspection Reports Daily Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) are required for all commercial fleets. They help provide insight into the health of your assets, asRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 13, 2019

Driver Management System: 4 Solutions to Manage Drivers and Safety

Driver Management System: 4 Solutions to Manage Drivers and Safety While it’s crucial to have maintenance and inspection systems in place, many fleet managers don’t have the same strategies for managing drivers.Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 13, 2019

Expert Panel: SMEs and clean air measures

Expert Panel: SMEs and clean air measures London’s van scrappage scheme targets micro-businesses in the acknowledgement that smaller firms will be hit hardest by ULEZ penalty charges or the cost of upgradingRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 12, 2019

Pedestrian Monitoring Technology May Help Save Lives

Volkswagen designed its Pedestrian Monitoring technology as part of its Front Assist system to aid drivers in their ability to stay aware of those on foot, so everyone can safely share theRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 12, 2019

Making the ROI Case for Telematics

Photo: Getty/ijeab Making the ROI Case for Telematics Often the toughest job a forward-thinking fleet manager has is “selling” leadership on the idea of telematics. And the numbers bear this out. OnlyRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 12, 2019

Telematics: From Research to Implementation

As much of its work from the truck is stationary, Zionsville, Ind.-based Gravel Conveyors Inc. needed a telematics system that could precisely measure fuel use for PTO applications to apply for fuel tax reimbursements. Photo courtesy of Gravel Conveyors Inc.Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 12, 2019

Hot Takes: Mobility Initiatives We Could See Sooner, and Why

Drone operations could become a component of fleet operations. Photo via Elmekkaoui abdelghani/Wikimedia.  Hot Takes: Mobility Initiatives We Could See Sooner, and Why Note: Hot Takes is an analysis of recent mobility newsRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 10, 2019

Walmart Partners with Gatik for Self-Driving Delivery Service Pilot Project

Photo via Walmart. Walmart Partners with Gatik for Self-Driving Delivery Service Pilot Project In a corporate blog post, Walmart announced that it is partnering with Gatik to streamline grocery delivery services andRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 10, 2019

SpotHero Launches Parking Solution for Fleets

The future of sustainable urban mobility relies on the growth of modern mobility options such as carsharing, ridesharing, and autonomous vehicles, making fleet management more critical than ever. hoto via Arcaion/Pixabay. SpotHeroRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 10, 2019

Which EVs Have the Lowest Total Cost of Ownership for Fleets?

The 2019 Chevrolet Bolt battery-electric vehicle currently enjoys a $500 manufacturer’s rebate and a $3,750 federal rebate. Factoring in Vincentric’s eight cost elements, the Bolt’s total operating costs run $28,329, or $.63Read More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 10, 2019

Connected Cars Vulnerable to Mass Cyber Attacks

Photo via Wikimedia Commons. Connected Cars Vulnerable to Mass Cyber Attacks Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit group has issued a report with the help of car industry technologists that explains the issues thatRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 10, 2019

UPS to Launch Drone Delivery Service

Photo via UPS.  UPS to Launch Drone Delivery Service UPS announced that it has established a new drone subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward, Inc. The drone operation will be used to target markets fasterRead More...
By : José Miguel Fernández Gómez | Ago 10, 2019

Tackling Growth at a Small Fleet

Ben Ceca started as a technician at Montclair State University in 2013. Photo courtesy of Montclair State University Tackling Growth at a Small Fleet When Ben Ceca started his technician job atRead More...

Do Anti-Idling Technologies Work?

Photo courtesy of iStock Do Anti-Idling Technologies Work? Do anti-idling technologies really work? Spoiler alert: They do. In addition to telematics and auxiliary power units that can be used for anti-idling purposes,Read More...

Ariz. County Reduces Fleet Idling by 19%

Photo courtesy of DesositPhotos Ariz. County Reduces Fleet Idling by 19% Pima County, Ariz., has reduced its fleet idling from 122,000 hours in fiscal-year 2018 to 99,000 hours in fiscal-year 2019. TheseRead More...

U.Va. Reduces Fuel Use, Fleet Emissions

The University of Virginia fleet staffed collaborated in the alternative-fuel program and to achieve accreditation. Photo courtesy of University of Virginia U.Va. Reduces Fuel Use, Fleet Emissions The University of Virginia has turnedRead More...

Evolution of the Fleet Dealer

The future of the fleet dealer seems hazy. Profits are down, volume is down, customer base is down, and the personal connections that used to be a large part of the businessRead More...

Fleet Management Hasn’t Changed

Developing a replacement policy, a budget, forecasting replacements, all of these basic fleet management functions are strategic, not tactical. Photo via istockphoto.com/Marisvector. Fleet Management Hasn’t Changed The pace of technology as it appliesRead More...

Fleet Maintenance Tire Costs Remain Flat

Photo via iStockphoto.com Fleet Maintenance Tire Costs Remain Flat Passenger car replacement tire pricing was flat in 2015 compared to 2014. A key reason for tire price stabilization was less volatility inRead More...

Preventing Tire Blowouts in the Summer Heat

Photo courtesy of istockphoto.com Preventing Tire Blowouts in the Summer Heat Monitoring tire pressure is a key element to proper vehicle maintenance for fleet drivers. And now that summer has arrived, monitoringRead More...

How to Deal With Extreme Heat

Adding coolant to a vehicle’s cooling system is one way to keep a fleet vehicle running smoothly in extreme heat. Screenshot via Ford. How to Deal With Extreme Heat Across the nation,Read More...

Fleet Crashes Flat Year Over Year

Photo courtesy of iStockphoto.com via Creativaimage. Fleet Crashes Flat Year Over Year Curbing driver crashes remains a major focus for fleets, despite  recent data showing that these incidents in 2017 have beenRead More...

Rear-End and Parking Crashes Dominate the Fleet Industry

The introduction of having backup camera’s being implemented in all new vehicles beginning with the 2018 model year has seeked to curb this problem. However, the issue is still ubiquitous, especially inRead More...

Leveraging Data, Driver Experiences to Improve Road Safety

Leveraging Data, Driver Experiences to Improve Road Safety The automotive industry is undergoing rapid innovation, with exciting advances being made into technologies that we once thought either unachievable in our lifetime orRead More...
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