Take Pride in Vehicle Advertising: How to Care for Your Vehicle Wrap

Cleaning a Vehicle Wrap

Raise Awareness with a Vehicle Wrap A vehicle wrap is a smart business investment. According to a marketing study cited by Style My Ride, a vehicle wrap on average generates about 32,804 to 75,897 views a day, 30% of which are potential customers. Whether your small business consist of one commercial vehicle or a local… Read more »

Vehicle Parts Inventory: Identifying Systemic Problems and IT Solutions

Vehicle Parts Inventory

  Most fleet managers understand the value of an efficient, integrated vehicle parts inventory system. Nevertheless, improving parts inventory—the foundation of any parts management system—is often given a lower priority than other vehicle maintenance operations due to the perceived tediousness of the task.   The irony is that this tedious job “offers the fastest return… Read more »

Using the Internet of Things (IoT) to Create Safer and More Productive Fleets

Internet of Things for Fleets

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is being rapidly adopted by the transportation industry in order to make fleets more efficient, reduce operating costs, increase safety, automate processes, and provide greater asset visibility. Wikipedia defines the IoT as a network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances, and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators,… Read more »

Lessons from Florence: Prepare Your Fleet for Next Hurricane Season

Prepare Your Fleet for Next Hurricane Season

Hurricane Florence dissipated on September 19 leaving behind approximately 38 billion dollars in damage. While the impact of Florence is still fresh, fleet managers should look ahead and prepare their fleets for next hurricane season.  Teach Drivers the Dangers of Floodwaters Florence brought more rain than any other tropical cyclone on record, and flooding lingered… Read more »

Assessing the Damage: A Post-Hurricane Checklist

Hurricane Florence made landfall two weeks ago, bringing catastrophic flooding to North and South Carolina—a region barely recovered from Hurricane Matthew two years ago. Flooding is expected to continue as trillions of gallons of rainwater finds its way to the Atlantic Ocean. Though the storm itself has moved on, hazards will remain for weeks and even… Read more »

Recovering from Hurricane Florence: The Resources that Fleet Managers Need

Hurricane Florence Fleet Managers

Over the weekend, Hurricane Florence unleashed devastation on the Carolinas. Though the storm has now been downgraded to a Tropical Depression, hazardous conditions will continue to affect the area for several days. As Fleet Managers begin to assess the situation, here are updates on post-hurricane conditions.   As of Monday morning, almost a half million… Read more »

Hurricane Florence: The Latest on the Storm

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina as a major Category 1 storm Friday, battering coastal communities with damaging winds, heavy rain, and storm surge. As Florence slowly moves inland, life-threatening flash flooding and prolonged significant river flooding are likely, according to the National Weather Service. With the effects of Florence expected to be felt… Read more »

How to Survive Pothole Season

After a sometimes brutal winter, spring’s warmer weather comes as welcome relief — except for what it does to the road. April is prime pothole season, and every vehicle on the road is a potential victim. While a pothole can form at any time of the year, they really “spring up” after winter. The wear… Read more »