5 W's of the ELD Mandate
If you operate a fleet of vehicles that not only moves certain types of materials but is also responsible for tracking Hours of Service, compliance may be top of mind and the phrase” ELD mandate” may pique your interest. And you likely have questions about what this means and how it affects your business in both the short term and for the long haul.
5 Step Health Check
Regular check-ups aren’t just for people – they’re for businesses, too. Taking the time to assess your current state from the bottom line to field technician performance, can only put you in the driver’s seat when it comes to making improvements where necessary.
7 Benefits of Field Service Management
What exactly is field service management? And why is it so important? Field service management (aka workforce management) solutions help companies with fleets send service technicians into the field to the correct job, with the right tools and the best time possible. And what benefits do you gain from having this type of software?
BYOD: Friend or Foe?
Technicians without the right technology readily available in the field can cause more challenges than you’re prepared to deal with. By equipping each worker with the right mobile device and apps to get the job done right the first time only makes you more successful. So how do you determine if your workforce should use their own mobile device for work purposes?
The human race is doing just that…racing. And when you race around trying to do 100 things at the same time, productivity often takes a back seat. This can be especially challenging for field technicians who are held to high standards – jobs must be done right the first time, every time. So what happens when technician productivity starts to slip?
Reignite Your Cash Flow
You’re likely no stranger to the phrase “cash is king” and while that phrase will remain true for centuries to come, collecting money isn’t always the easiest job. In order to operate your business as effectively as possible, you need your customers to pay their invoices. On time. In full. Every time.
How Can GPS Tracking Benefit Me?
You’re on the fence whether or not to finally purchase a GPS vehicle tracking solution for your fleet. There are many factors to include in your decision and even more to be mindful of once you take the plunge and implement a solution. But how can a telematics solution benefit you?
Harnessing Time Management Practices
Making the Most of Every Customer Interaction
We all wish there were more than 24 hours in a day…usually to get more done. Since we can’t extend the number of minutes or hours provided to us, we adjust to the available time we have and find ourselves busier than ever. But how could a few time management best practices help?
Customers like to provide feedback. And every business can benefit from what they have to say – both positive and negative. Each customer interaction provides deep insight into what a business is doing well in addition to potential improvements that will benefit their customers.
How Driver Behavior Can Impact Your Business
Driver behavior is a serious matter that can often go overlooked or even be brushed under the rug. Speeding, stomping on the brakes or making hairpin turns not only affects your vehicles in a negative way but can also leave your business with a tarnished reputation – both of which can be costly issues.
Discovering the Impact of Positive Employee Morale
There’s nothing better than a positive work environment where employees are happy, engaged and excited about the work they do. Keeping morale high takes dedication and commitment – and well worth the time and money expended to create a flourishing company culture. Customers can tell when employees are happy…and the result is often happier customers.
5 Ways to Optimize Your Fleet with GPS Tracking
It’s safe to say that businesses of all sizes are always looking to reduce operational costs. Your vehicles and drivers are some of your most important assets and contribute to revenue growth and operational expenses. Optimizing your fleet is one of the keys to help maximize your success.
9 Secrets to Reducing Your Fleet Expenses
As a fleet owner, your day-to-day costs can quickly add up. What you don’t know is there are further hidden, expensive and needless costs that are hurting your bottom line. To help, here is a quick overview of 9 secret costs for reducing your fleet expenses.
Are You Bidding Jobs the Right Way?
Crafting the right bid can take hours – maybe even days, and many people to get it done right. Is the time and effort expended really worth it? Absolutely! And the payment comes in the form of increased business and happy customers.
The two most vital assets for a business that relies on its fleets are its people and its vehicles. But it is not always easy to helps ensure the safety of either of these vital assets when out on the road – not to mention the safety of other road users.
Get Staff on Board With GPS Tracking
Getting staff excited about a GPS fleet tracking system to is not always easy. Misconceptions about ‘spying’ and concerns about the solutions' purpose may arise. But you can get your employees acclimated with the system, and this guide can help. Following steps to success.
The Download on Business Technology
Having the latest, cutting-edge technology to help your business run smoother and faster is no longer a task on the bottom of your ‘should-do’ list – instead it’s a priority that should hit the top of your ‘to-do’ list.
The Power of Going Paperless
The average workplace uses thousands of sheets of paper every year. While that may work for the newspaper and magazine industries, it doesn’t jive well with those companies who have drivers behind the wheel and no access to a printer to print out their latest work order or route detail.
What Is Telematics
Telematics is literally a combination of the words telecommunications and informatics. It is the technology of sending, receiving and storing information relating to remote objects, such as vehicles, via telecommunication devices. Learn more on what telematics can do for you.
Why Regular Vehicle Maintenance Matters
Have you ever overlooked a scheduled oil change or tire rotation thinking it’s not a big deal? Vehicle maintenance is more than a big deal – it’s crucial to a business’s overall health, especially if vehicles are the lifeline to happy customers, increased revenue and improved productivity.