In the quest to improve operations, reduce costs, and provide great customer service, fleet managers are constantly refining their fleet’s operations and looking for innovative ways to create increased efficiencies. After purchasing the most fuel efficient vehicles, hiring the most experienced drivers and making all of the obvious cost reductions – what are the next steps? How would you manage your fleet differently if you could see into the future?
As you likely already know, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in conjunction with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will conduct the annual Roadcheck program June 5-7, 2012. Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial vehicles in the world, with approximately 14 trucks or buses being inspected, on average, every minute from Canada to Mexico during a 72-hour period.
We’re quickly approaching our Vision 2012 Management Conference and I can’t wait to kick off this event! In addition to our outstanding keynote speakers; timely, customer-led break-out sessions; and peer-to-peer networking opportunities, one of the highlights of Vision 2012 is sure to be the Hands-On Lab. The Hands-on Lab features interactive demo stations staffed by our product managers and technical experts. You won’t want to miss this chance to experience firsthand each of our mobile computing platforms and fleet management applications.
Check out Truckinginfo.com for our featured article on “How to be Proactive with CSA.” In the article, I address how carriers can better understand and proactively manage the CSA scoring methodology in five steps.
A while back, we acquired FleetRisk Advisors, a pioneer in applying predictive analytics and remediation to the transportation industry to aid carriers in identifying and reducing everyday events such as preventable accidents or employee turnover. The real value with this technology is being able to intervene with drivers before they get into trouble. FleetRisk Advisors has been able to statistically prove that a driver’s accident probability can be reduced by at least 80 percent by offering the right remediation to the right driver at the right time.