We all know that keep drivers safe is the key to good fleet management. Sleep deprivation is a risk for any driver who is working long shifts, driving overnight, or simply exhausted.
If you’re in the fleet management industry, you know how hard it can be to manage a vehicle fleet. You’ve got to make sure that everything is kept in good working order, that the vehicles are fit for purpose, and keep costs down. It’s that last part that often snares people in the world of corporate fleet management. They know their duties but don’t know how to fulfill them cost-effectively. You’re in luck. We are vehicle experts, it comes with the territory. We’re going to show you the best ways to manage a vehicle fleet while keeping costs low.
The requirements for title replacement will vary from state to state. In most cases, you’ll need to provide a copy of your driver’s license, your registration, and proof of insurance. There will also be a fee for the replacement service. This varies widely from state to state. For example, in Texas, the fee is $5.45 while in Florida the same request will cost you $75.25. Check the DMV website to confirm exactly what you need to complete your request. This is an important step because if you get everything right the first time, the process will go much faster.
IFTA stands for International Fuel Tax Agreement and it exists to simplify the reporting of fuel use between Canada and the US. Within the contiguous United States and Canada, our roads and highways help us get to where we are going. But who takes care of these roads if they become damaged and in need of repair? Who pays the cost? Private citizens are not the only ones that benefit from our highway systems. Many companies and individuals depend on it as a means of commerce. Getting goods from point A to Point B is their livelihood, and any deviation in their path could cost them money, which is why maintaining the IFTA is an essential part of the foundation of our economy.
When managing a fleet of vehicles there are many things that can fall through the cracks. Here’s how to ensure your fleet vehicles fall within DOT compliance. A lot can happen on the road, especially to a fleet of vehicles carrying delicate cargo over state lines. If you’re responsible for managing a fleet as such, you’ll want to make sure that your company, drivers, and vehicles fall within DOT compliance regulations. If you don’t keep everything within DOT compliance regulations, you run the risk of getting audited and having your business shut down for good. If you want to know how to remain compliant and avoid future audits—and what to do if you get audited—then keep reading.
As the fleet manager at your company, you handle multiple challenges every day. You do what’s necessary to make sure your drivers drive safely. You also play a huge role in keeping your vehicles on the road. Keeping commercial vehicles on the road includes keeping IRP registrations up-to-date. Whether you’re new in your position or are a seasoned fleet manager, keeping your IRP account current keeps your drivers, your customers, and your products on the road. If you’re an owner-operator of a fleet vehicle, this post pertains to you too.