Looking Back on 2023 and Looking Forward to 2024!
JOIN US AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS TO WITNESS THE UNVEILING OF OUR NEW TECHNOLOGY BREAKTHROUGH THAT WILL HELP DEFINE THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION!
We are excited to announce that we will be attending and exhibiting at several upcoming transportation industry events and conferences in the next few months! Fleet Advantage executives will discuss the state of the industry and providing various complimentary fleet analyses.
This includes demonstrations of our new, groundbreaking analytic tool, which helps to make informed decisions about cost-effective and sustainable transportation options for your fleet. This tool has been developed in response to the needs of our clients and many fleets in the industry and will help fleets evaluate their total cost of ownership and help build a bridge to alternative energies.
Winter weather brings so many challenges, especially to those in the transportation industry.
The winter months demand increased safety measures and supplemental equipment to keep rigs (and drivers) from expensive damage. Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty suspects that adverse weather can cost the transportation industry north of $3.5 billion each year. Your drivers are the first line of defense in winter maintenance for your fleet’s tractors, and keeping your equipment safe is also important – as we outlined in a previous blog.
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We all need to take greater care at highway-rail grade crossings. A highway-rail grade crossing is an intersection where a roadway crosses railroad tracks at the same level or grade. Such crossings may be encountered on both public and private roads. There are more than 250,000 such crossings in the U.S. Although the highway safety picture has improved considerably over the last decade, still too many people are killed and injured every year at grade crossings. Of all the highway-rail grade crossing incidents annually, around 500 involve trucks or tractor-trailers. This translates to an average of about 10 per week.
Finance and Operations Not On The Same Page Regarding Focus Of Fleet Cost Management and Procurement
Where Is the Lack of Communication?
The online survey shows private fleet management personnel highlighting several obstacles when trying to communicate fleet operational needs with finance departments. Signifying this lack of communication, 37.5% of fleet executives cited the inability of their finance departments to clearly communicate the company’s financial metrics and goals to the operations department as the largest communications struggle. An additional 34.4% said finance doesn't understand the benefit of investing in newer equipment; and 31.3% said finance doesn't understand various operating costs associated with the fleet.