• Rescue 911: Creating a Stolen Asset Plan

    Posted 23 March 2017 by Stacey Papp

    It’s 3 a.m. Do you know where your vehicles are? If you’ve ever had business property stolen, you know that it’s the stuff of nightmares – and the stuff that keeps you awake at night, worrying.  You’re looking at not just some pretty serious replacement costs, bu...

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  • Boost Driver Morale with a Friendly Competition

    Posted 21 March 2017 by Stacey Papp

    It’s good to be on top. Everyone likes being the best at something – and that’s only too true in the workplace, where competition can play an important role in motivating people to outperform their peers.  Creating an atmosphere of friendly competition can also boost morale;...

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  • The Tool That Has Business Owners Green with Envy this St. Patrick’s Day

    Posted 17 March 2017 by Stacey Papp

    Unlike some annual holidays, St. Patrick’s Day traditions are not something you mess with. Come March 17 every year, there are certain things we as a collective population expect. First and foremost, every beer served must absolutely be an unnatural shade of emerald. Furthermore, that beer ne...

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  • Ditch the “Crazy Wall”: Get Techs to the Job Without Sticky Notes or Whiteboards

    Posted 14 March 2017 by Stacey Papp

    It’s a classic image from detective movies – a hardboiled gumshoe working day and night to track down a bad guy, aided by an evidence board papered with photos, notes and newspaper articles related to the case, with various colors of yarn crisscrossing the surface to show connections. S...

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  • Stop That Man: The Effects of Harsh Driving on Fuel & Vehicles

    Posted 09 March 2017 by Stacey Papp

    One of the great television-viewing guilty pleasures in the ‘90s, before we all had 1,000 channels and Netflix, was the show “COPS” – some weeks, it seemed to be on every time you flipped on the TV. The most exciting parts of the show were the car chases. Real-time aerial an...

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  • Spend a Little, Make a Lot

    Posted 07 March 2017 by Stacey Papp

    “You’ve got to spend money to make money.” This is one of those tired old business clichés you hear trotted out now and then, and unfortunately, its overuse underscores the big picture: It’s actually true that you simply can’t run an effective business without so...

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  • GPS Vehicle Tracking: The Secret Ingredient to Great Customer Service

    Posted 02 March 2017 by Stacey Papp

    Peanut butter and bacon. Proscuitto and canteloupe. French fries dipped in a milkshake. A shot of whiskey chased with pickle juice. These are some foods that pair really, deliciously well together, even if they might not seem that way on the surface (seriously, don’t knock ‘em till you ...

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  • What Really Goes On When Your Drivers Get Behind the Wheel

    Posted 28 February 2017 by Stacey Papp

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be psychic? Some aspects would be pretty cool. You’d always have the winning lottery numbers (although you wouldn’t abuse that power … too much); you’d be able to tell if your kids were lying about how Great Grandma’s vas...

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  • Scheduling Snafus: Avoiding the Domino Effect

    Posted 23 February 2017 by Stacey Papp

    Have you ever played the game Jenga? Created in the 1970s, the point is to use 54 wooden blocks to first build up an 18-level tower of three blocks each in perpendicular patterns, then move one at a time from each level by adding it to the topmost level. It’s game over if the tower falls. Jen...

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  • Safety First: The Data You Need to Support a Safety Program

    Posted 20 February 2017 by Stacey Papp

    Safety: It’s what’s for dinner (and breakfast, and lunch) if you own, operate or manage a fleet of vehicles. There’s simply no way to run a successful business without ensuring that drivers and techs are following safety protocols – so you need a safety program. A safety pro...

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