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25 10, 2017

Apportioned Plates—A Necessity for Commercial Truck Rental

By |2019-10-28T21:19:02+00:00October 25th, 2017|Fleet Management|Comments Off on Apportioned Plates—A Necessity for Commercial Truck Rental

Does your organization currently utilize commercial truck rental as part of its fleet management strategy? If yes, do the rental trucks have apportioned license plates? If your trucks have them, you’re most likely in good hands with your truck rental company. If your trucks don’t have them or if you’re not familiar with the terms [...]

16 10, 2017

Top 8 Ways to Reduce Fleet Fuel Spend

By |2020-12-22T01:16:50+00:00October 16th, 2017|Driving Tips, Fleet Management|Comments Off on Top 8 Ways to Reduce Fleet Fuel Spend

Although fuel prices are currently dropping, the overall fuel cost for a fleet is often at the forefront of concerns for fleet management. Why? According to Ron Katz of Chevin Fleet Solutions, “[Fuel spend] accounts for around a third of a fleet’s operating costs and… is a major consideration for many operations.” Luckily, there are [...]

3 10, 2017

How to Stop the Sway in Your Trailer

By |2020-12-22T01:16:50+00:00October 3rd, 2017|Driving Tips|Comments Off on How to Stop the Sway in Your Trailer

Towing a trailer is scary. It’s full of potential dangers at every corner. The driver has to be ultra-aware at all times and ready for a worst case scenario. When you are towing a trailer behind your vehicle, a large gust of wind or a large semi-truck are all of the sudden your worst enemies. [...]

18 09, 2017

Lease Accounting Rules Trigger Changes in Fleet Management

By |2020-12-22T01:16:50+00:00September 18th, 2017|Fleet Management|Comments Off on Lease Accounting Rules Trigger Changes in Fleet Management

A new accounting rule was issued in 2016 by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) that will take effect for public companies in 2019, and 2020 for all other entities. The new rule? Companies must report operating leases on their balance sheets. What Spurred These Changes? Since the Enron scandal in 2001, where executives made [...]

11 09, 2017

Flex Fleet Rental Donates Pickup Trucks for Hurricane Harvey Cleanup

By |2020-12-22T01:16:51+00:00September 11th, 2017|Charitable Work, Fleet Management|Comments Off on Flex Fleet Rental Donates Pickup Trucks for Hurricane Harvey Cleanup

Amid the Hurricane Harvey cleanup efforts is a team of military veterans, business leaders, attorneys, and hundreds of volunteers. The Trident Response Group (TRG) of Dallas, TX, has joined forces with Team Rubicon, an internationally-known non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, CA, to assist in the cleanup efforts throughout the Houston region. Flex Fleet Rental [...]

5 09, 2017

100% Fleet Utilization – It Can Be Possible

By |2020-12-22T01:16:51+00:00September 5th, 2017|Fleet Management|Comments Off on 100% Fleet Utilization – It Can Be Possible

Having efficient fleet utilization is a key component to running a successful company. Many fleets are only utilized to 50%, or less, of their potential 100% utilization.  This utilization gap can be decreased if new tactics are implemented to increase the utilization of a fleet. If this gap is effectively decreased, companies can ultimately become [...]

28 08, 2017

How Will Advanced Vehicle Technology Affect Human Workers and Fleet Rentals

By |2020-12-22T01:16:51+00:00August 28th, 2017|Fleet Technology|Comments Off on How Will Advanced Vehicle Technology Affect Human Workers and Fleet Rentals

When you’re operating a vehicle, you’re in control of a sophisticated piece of equipment that travels as fast as you make it and goes wherever you direct it; when it comes to driving, you are in control, not your vehicle. From pickup rentals to diesel rental trucks, these vehicles and occupations that rely on them [...]

15 08, 2017

Fleet Management in Non-Traditional Fleets

By |2020-12-22T01:16:52+00:00August 15th, 2017|Fleet Management|Comments Off on Fleet Management in Non-Traditional Fleets

Fleet managers generally concern themselves with three key items: 1) vehicle availability 2) vehicle/fleet maintenance 3) operator/driver-related issues.  To properly manage these three priorities, fleet managers and those that work for them must closely administer drivers, maintenance, and vehicles on a daily basis.  By augmenting traditional fleets with rental vehicles, managers can lower or at [...]

7 08, 2017

Ford’s Telematic System Helps Track Fleet Behavior

By |2017-09-18T22:24:35+00:00August 7th, 2017|Fleet Management, Fleet Technology|Comments Off on Ford’s Telematic System Helps Track Fleet Behavior

It’s a big world out there — with roads and highways that stretch for thousands of miles and an incredible number of cities — making it tough to know where your fleet drivers are at all times. In the world of fleet rentals, the company renting out the trucks wants to make sure you have [...]

1 08, 2017

Maximize Your Fleet’s Tire Life

By |2020-12-22T01:16:52+00:00August 1st, 2017|Fleet Management|Comments Off on Maximize Your Fleet’s Tire Life

Fleet truck rentals can be used to drive across the country. This can get rather expensive. Maximize the benefit of truck rentals by learning how to maximize the tire life on truck rentals. Tire repair can be expensive so be sure you apply these tips to maximize your tire’s lives during long-term rentals. Check Tires [...]