The Colonial Pipeline hack disrupted fuel supply for much of the East Coast in May, causing some fleets to scramble to ensure essential vehicles had enough fuel. Find out how several fleet managers reacted to the disruption and what they learned about preparedness for future events.
July 21, 2021
Implementing a fuel management system takes work. But with the ability to reduce fuel theft and yield valuable data for preventive maintenance, working to overcome those challenges can pay off.
May 16, 2016
Even with all the buzz that surrounds hybrids, hydrogen fuel cells, and the numerous gaseous alternatives, OEMs are still betting on the benefits of the constantly improving internal combustion engine (ICE).
May 1, 2014
From location, to environmental considerations, to the type of fuel to dispense, this article addresses key considerations fleet mangers must take into account when planning the construction of a fueling facility.
June 1, 2012
Today’s technology can provide a number of advantages, but only when used as intended and to maximum potential. By identifying how to fully utilize its information technology system, the City of Seattle was able to increase efficiency in its operations and achieve savings.
June 1, 2011
Automotive Fleet congratulates the winner of its 2011 Professional Fleet Manager of the Year Award, Theresa Belding of Forest Pharmaceuticals. She was recognized for optimizing vehicle replacement cycles, reducing vehicle offerings, managing daily rental spend, and decreasing fuel consumption.
May 1, 2011
Fuel is the No. 1 fleet operating expense. Polk County, Fla., achieved favorable results by addressing one of the main, yet overlooked sources of rising fuel consumption — the driver.
January 10, 2011
Reducing vehicle fuel consumption and increasing fuel economy is one of the top challenges for fleet. However, some veteran fleet managers caution to research before buying.
January 10, 2011
Cellular phone applications, such as those offered for the iPhone, can assist with metrics tracking and vehicle monitoring.
October 14, 2010
Managing fuel inventory remains top of mind for government fleets around the globe. Performing regular fuel reconciliations will help managers fully account for what they’ve paid for.
July 20, 2010
Applying basic best practices such as right-sizing and idling reduction are effective approaches to trimming fuel costs. Using a web-based data management system, purchasing fuel-efficient vehicles, and relocating a key fueling station are other ways to reduce fuel consumption and man-hours.
June 30, 2010