Now is when the fleet industry should be proactively identifying these future technicians. The fleet industry has a window to tap into this idled labor pool, who will look attractive to other industries experiencing labor shortages leading to increased competition to recruit this talent
April 2, 2020
Whatever the final impact of the pandemic on fleet management, one legacy will be the creation of an expanded base of new customers comfortable with e-commerce transactions to be serviced by a growing number of final-mile delivery fleets.
March 30, 2020
As fleet manager, your mission is to lower potential infections among those using fleet assets and to minimize the risk of spreading the virus to others with whom drivers interact.
March 23, 2020
Although prices for replacement tires increased 3% per unit per month in calendar-year 2019 compared to CY-2018, the per transaction tire costs were up less than 1% for fleets buying at pre-negotiated national account prices.
March 18, 2020
Average repair cost per unit increased in 2019, primarily due to higher labor rates. Also, PM costs were up as more units require more expensive synthetic oil. Tire price per unit, on average, increased 3% in the past 12 months.
March 17, 2020
Younger employees who are aware of fleet manager core competencies will gravitate to fleet as a stepping stone because of the exposure to cross-functional groups.
February 19, 2020
Everything fleet does revolves around money: asset acquisition, fuel to operate assets, maintenance to keep assets operational, and myriad other miscellaneous, incidental expenses ranging from tolls, parking tickets, and waste disposal fees to taxes.
January 27, 2020
The availability of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) is a growing influence on vehicle acquisition decisions, but fleets are recognizing the need to properly familiarize drivers on these safety functions before they hit the road.
January 8, 2020
With the cost of fuel representing 60% of the total fleet budget, fleet managers are looking for opportunities to reduce expenditures ranging from rightsizing, route optimization, telematics, personal use, and modifying driver behavior.
December 17, 2019
Joseph Holman, chairman emeritus of Holman Enterprises, passed away on Dec. 12. He was 93.
December 16, 2019
Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.
December 13, 2019
The robust economy is creating record numbers of new jobs and a subsequent labor shortage that is being exacerbated by the large wave of Baby Boomer retirements, but some see uncertainty of future market conditions.
December 11, 2019
Martin Stallbaumer, CCP, GRP, has been named the Corporate Services Manager, Fleet & Relocation at Hallmark Cards in Shawnee, Kan.
December 4, 2019
There are three key reasons why the transition to synthetic oils is occurring. They are the proliferation of smaller displacement turbocharged engines, escalating CAFE fuel economy requirements, and government regulations to lower tailpipe emissions.
December 2, 2019
Debbie Mize, the long-time corporate services manager, fleet and relocation for Hallmark Cards Inc., retired on Nov. 30, culminating a 43-year career with the company, where she managed the corporate fleet since 1987.
December 2, 2019