For generations, we have been forced to utilize transportation options that were totally reliant on oil. However, today this is not the case and fleet managers can look to employ more efficient, lower carbon transport technology. Managers can consider these options based on realistic range and capacity today, a situation that has improved dramatically over the last decade.
In order to perform a regular thorough inspection of your fleet of vehicles, there are only a few items that you will need to have handy. These tools, which are readily available online or at your local auto parts store, provide basic measurements for your visual inspection and will assist in giving detailed information to your maintenance provider, saving you time and money.
We have reached an age where you can do just about anything from a mobile device that you can do from a computer. The smartphone and tablet landscape has grown to encompass a vast array of personal, as well as business functions. Why should Fleet Management be any different? Take advantage of these new advances in mobile technology to make your job easier and your vehicles run more efficiently.
Simplifying Fleet Management
That's what we are all about here at Fleetio. And as we continue to add features to our software, we find new ways to make usability even better.
Our most recent update, you may have noticed, involved moving the vehicle update buttons to the left side of the Vehicle Overview Screen. This allows you to update the vehicle and see the current status all in the same place.
Simply hover over the buttons to see what they do. You can still add a wide variety of information, change the status or assign the vehicle to a person all with a simple click.
Driver training courses are a great way to educate your workforce and curb potential safety issues down the road. They also can help save your company on insurance, fulfill risk management requirements, as well as avoid costly downtime and repairs. If you haven’t put your drivers through an official training course, now might be a good time to consider one.
Below we have highlighted a few of the more notable defensive driving programs available.
Unless you happen to live in a place that doesn’t experience seasonal swings in temperature (here’s looking at you San Diego) or are about to hit summer below the equator, then you might be getting your first reminder that it is getting colder. That’s what is currently happening here in the Southeastern US. Winter, whether you love it or hate it, is about to present some new challenges for your fleet.
It is tough to avoid obstacles that you can’t see. This especially holds true if you are operating large commercial vehicles with gaping blind spots and limited/obstructed rear vision. Walk-around checks, strategic parking, cones, and other precautions can help in limiting backing accidents, but the safest bet is always going to be giving your drivers a full range of vision. The best way to do this is with a rearview camera.