Archive for Cost Control

Feb 04 2020

A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Small Fleets…


Previously published on beginners-guide-to-managing-small-fleets Your business is growing. As you’ve expanded, you’ve gone from one or two vehicles to more than five. While adding a few vehicles may not seem like much, whether you realize it or not, your business now operates a fleet. Entering the world of fleets means you have to look at […]

Jan 10 2020

Life Takes on Meaning…


“Life takes on meaning when you become motivated, set goals and charge after them in an unstoppable manner.” —Les Brown  Motivational Speaker

Jan 09 2020

Try Something…


Take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly, and try another. But by all means, try something.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) 32nd U.S. President

Dec 16 2019

Autonomous Repairs Unedited…


Recently, a semi came careening down our street, which by design is not intended for commercial travel, with trees, power, cable, telephone lines and a tree-hugger in his wake. Once subdued the driver stated, “My GPS sent me this way!” Whether your onboard with it or not, unequivocally, autonomous vehicles in some form or fashion […]

Oct 01 2019

Preparing for Autonomous Repairs…


As more and more vehicles with autonomous components enter the transportation landscape, the issue of repair and maintenance for those systems become more important for trucking fleets.  Complicating this challenge is the reality that autonomous technology is still in its infancy — it is being developed and manufactured by a combination of startups, original equipment […]

Jun 20 2018

Overcoming Obstacles…


“Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.” —Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) Author, Publisher

Jun 16 2017

As the Wrench Turns…


The shop managers flicks on the lights to start a brand new week with the thought in mind that he has X number of potential labors hours to use this week. Simultaneously he’s contemplating the precursors that will prevent him from meeting his utilization & service goals and other resources at his disposal. As the fleet wrenches turn, […]

Jun 14 2017

The Moment…


“The moment you accept responsibility for EVERYTHING in your life is the moment you gain the power to change ANYTHING in your life.” —Hal Elrod (born 1979) – Motivational Speaker

Apr 26 2013

As The Wrench Turns…


It’s no secret that the mechanic shortage is as prevalent as the driver shortage, and the fleet that manages to retain its service technicians — and keep them content and productive for the long term — has a huge financial advantage. That’s because as the fleet wrenches turn, their efficiency will mirror the profitability of […]

Sep 01 2012

Capturing Maximum Tire Life


Perfectly good tires will lose 2 to 4 psi each month which varies due to heating up and cooling down from use. Yes, the air escapes through the pores of the rubber. If the recommended pressure is 100psi then 90 days from the last time they were inflated properly the tire will be down as […]