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5 Habits Every Fleet Manager Should Develop

As we get older, we realize that we are all creatures of habit. Without thinking about it, we do the same things each and every day. These days turn into weeks, the weeks turn into months, and the months into years. Soon, we’re ingrained in the habits that we have developed over time.

Similarly, most fleet managers never give any thought to developing habits as that can not only make their lives better, they can also improve the lives and productivity of their employees.

Let’s discuss five habits that every good fleet manager needs to have.

1) Staying Informed

We all study the same trends every day, cost per mile and why do we still have trucks sitting empty. As a fleet manager, I liked to know what’s going on. I hate surprises.

When arriving at the office at 6:15 every morning the very first thing I’d do is check my nightly run report. I wanted to know two things: Who ran all night, so my dispatchers will know who not to try to dispatch? Secondly, did any of my trucks have a problem that would delay them from pick up or delivery?

No one likes walking into the big office without the answers to satisfy the big boss when they want to know why their favorite driver isn’t where they’re supposed to be (and heaven forbid they pick up the phone and ask them directly I’m sure that would cause a rip in the very fabric of time).

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Learning to Use the Fancy ELD System You Just Bought

The big talk in the trucking world is typically about how the ELD mandate will affect our daily lives. Today I want to talk about the system that you and your team purchased, installed, and trained drivers on—and then forgot how to use (or maybe never learned all the functions of the system to begin with).

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Quick question: Would you purchase a brand new top of the line luxury car and not learn all the features and functions of the vehicle? Of course not! The very first thing you would do is learn how each part of the system worked.

So something is definitely wrong if we buy a major telematics solution and don’t learn everything we can about how to put it to good use. And yet, it happens all the time.

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Choosing The Right Fleet Management Solution

There are many mistakes to avoid when it comes to researching and implementing a fleet management solution. That’s why we partnered with Field Technologies in creating Top 5 Fleet Management Mistakes to Avoid.

We want you to be as informed as possible when it comes to improving your operation with the latest in fleet tracking technology.

With the impending FMCSA mandate deadline drawing closer every day, we’ve seen a lot of new businesses pop up offering “ELD” and other fleet solutions. The last  thing you want is to be going through the implementation process again next year because the solution you chose over-promised and under-delivered.

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Taking a Closer Look at the OneView Mobile Fluid Tank Tracking Solution

One of the most innovative solutions within OneView is Mobile Tank Monitoring. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how this solution works and why it’ll work for you.

We partnered with industry leaders, Titan Logix and Dura-Haul to develop this system and fill a need for customers who were requesting a solution that would help them monitor fluid levels in moving tanker trailers.

Here’s How It Works…

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Avoiding the ELD Traffic Jam

As you well know, the FMCSA Mandate requiring all fleets that currently keep Hours of Service (HOS) records to have an approved AOBRD or Electronic Logging Device (ELD) system in place by December of 2017.

That may sound like plenty of time to make sure your fleet will be compliant with the new regulations. Unfortunately, its not that simple. In short, there are too many vehicles and too few reputable ELD providers. Before the deadline arrives, there will be a traffic jam.

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