Custom fields for vehicles, vendors, and people have been very popular features in Fleetio since we released them a while back. Now, we've taken this a step further and added them to Service Entries as well. Our team wanted to let you know about this new option and show you how to take advantage of this great feature.
As a continuation of our People Module features, we are pleased to announce that Person Reminders are now available in Fleetio. With this handy option, you can set people-specific reminders for Licenses, Certifications or whatever is important to your business.
Just like a Vehicle Service or Renewal Reminder, you can easily add options in the Settings area of your account. Then all you have to do is set the due date, due soon threshold and users to be notified. It's that simple.
Fleet management is seemingly notorious for its challenging and sometimes overwhelming nature. With the vast number of responsibilities involved, it is easy to see why. The key to success is automating as much of the process as possible and making the most of the time you have available. Here are some tools, methods, as well as areas of focus that can streamline your fleet operations.
A good employee can sometimes seem hard to come by. A good driver can be even more difficult to find. And once you have recruited your top-notch talent, how do you keep them happy and consistently performing at a high level? All questions we will be answering in today’s post. Below are some tips to ensure that you are putting a high quality crew behind the wheel of your fleet.
Who’s excited? Today on the Fleetio Blog, we are talking about everyone’s favorite subject, taxes. You might be inclined to skip over this one, but here’s why you should care. Just like preventative maintenance and other responsible fleet management practices, you may not be generating income, but you can surely save your company a great deal of money (and headaches) by considering the following tips.
Although Fleetio is a US-based company, we currently have customers in over 25 different countries around the world, including quite a few the United Kingdom. Admittedly, our team tends to write articles primarily around operating a fleet in North America, but we like to touch on other areas as well. Having recently spent some time in England and Scotland, I feel like this is a great time to talk about the issues facing fleets in the United Kingdom.
We are well into January already, and most of you in the northern United States and Canada are probably quite fed up with snow by now. It has been a strange winter for sure, and more is to come. At some point, you may have found yourself wondering if your fleet vehicles should be on more weather-appropriate tires for these difficult driving conditions. Others might be second-guessing the choice to drop money on making the switch. Either way, we have compiled some expert opinions on the subject of winter-weather tires and whether or not they might be a good move for your fleet.
Who would have thought that one speeding ticket could have such a large impact on the tech community? A judge in California recently dismissed a ticket that was handed out to a driver wearing Google Glass. While the ruling is mostly limited to this particular case (and there is still much to be debated on the legality of utilizing Google Glass while driving) such a decision could potentially open the door for a number of integrated applications on this and similar platforms. We will touch on a few of them and highlight some differing opinions on whether this new technology is a distraction or step forward for driver safety.
For a company that utilizes vehicles or equipment to get the job done, little can top the importance of fleet maintenance and care of these expensive assets. Your employees, however, are entirely instrumental in getting the most out of this equipment. They also have to be counted on to perform their work safely and efficiently.
Some administrators tend to look at their employees as a liability or an accident waiting to happen, but they are vital to your business and can be the basis of a smooth running fleet. With the right motivation and encouragement, drivers can provide valuable information that saves your business in operating costs over time. Here are some great reasons why employees are essential to great fleet management.