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Fleet Management/Operational Excellence

Telematics is Driving Forward Safety Programs

Originally published: 04.01.17 by Jenny Malcolm

As a mobile workforce, it’s crucial to have the best procedures in place to ensure workers’ safety as they commute in company vehicles.

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Tackle Vehicle Abuse with Telematics

Originally published: 07.01.16 by Wyn Partington

When fleet vehicle abuse goes unchecked, it can cost your business a significant amount of money and stress.

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Tops in Trucks 2016: Image is Everything

Originally published: 06.01.16 by Pete Grasso

Our 10th Annual Tops in Trucks fleet design contest proves that, when it comes to marketing, branding and professional image, HVACR contractors have stepped up their game in a big way.

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Tops in Trucks 2015: Amazing Transformations

Originally published: 06.01.15 by Pete Grasso

This year’s Tops in Trucks Fleet Design Contest winners transformed their boring, drab trucks into eye-catching, memorable designs that make lasting impressions with customers.

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How Fleet Management Can Help You Run a Better Business

Originally published: 06.01.14 by Jonathan Durkee

Having GPS is different from having a GPS fleet management system — it’s the difference between the ability to simply get turn-by-turn directions and an intelligent business solution.

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Protect Your Fleet with Built-in GPS

Originally published: 06.01.14 by Robert J. Hall

Built-in GPS tracking for fleets bring the benefits of a navigational system without the hassles of a separate piece of equipment, allowing companies to confidently send out drivers at any time and to any place

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Tops in Trucks 2014: Bold, Brilliant and Memorable

Originally published: 06.01.14 by Pete Grasso

The 2014 Tops-in-Trucks Fleet Design contest winners were simply brilliant — showcasing clean design, legible text, eye-catching graphics, clean layouts and strong colors.

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5 Advantages of Fleet Management

Originally published: 04.01.14 by Robert J. Hall

Owning and managing your own fleet keeps you in the drivers seat.

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3 Reasons to Organize Your Service Vehicles

Originally published: 06.01.13 by Greg McAfee

Without inventory management, it would be difficult for any company to maintain control and effectively and efficiently handle the needs of their customers. Why taking inventory and organizing service vans is important

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Tops in Trucks 2013: Keep it Simple

Originally published: 06.01.13 by Greg Smith

From among the hundreds of entries to our popular Tops-in-Trucks Fleet Design Contest, here are this year’s winners, featuring all of the best aspects of good, effective fleet vehicle graphic design.

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Tops in Trucks 2012: Electric Vehicles

Originally published: 06.01.12 by Tonya Vinas

Are electric vehicles right for your company? Many contractors are unsure, as was Tom Robichaud, owner and president of Precision Plumbing Heating Electric in Boulder, CO. The CEO of one of Precision’s long-time clients, Boulder Electric Vehicle, convinced Robichaud to take a test drive because he thought the truck would be a perfect fit for the short routes service technicians drive daily. After that test drive and some additional research, Robichaud became an electric vehicle advocate.

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Tops in Trucks 2012: Green Vehicles

Originally published: 06.01.12 by Tonya Vinas

One trend that shows no sign of ending soon is to use fleet designs that promote energy savings and environmental responsibility

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Advances in GPS Technology Boost Benefits of Fleet Tracking

Originally published: 06.01.11 by David Brown

Unpredictable fuel prices and increasing insurance costs for fleet vehicles continue to be challenges for HVACR contractors. Investing in technology can help.

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Tops in Trucks 2011: Master of Mobile Marketing

Originally published: 06.01.11 by Tonya Vinas

One of the most powerful mobile marketing tools HVACR contractors have is their fleet. This year’s winners have fantastic-looking fleets that also support each contractor's branding and value proposition.

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A Case For Fleet Leasing

Originally published: 04.01.11 by Phillip J. Schneider Jr.

Consider cash preservation, long-term savings, and marketing implications to decide.

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Managing Fleet Liability Risk

Originally published: 06.01.10 by Mike Coyne

Your fleet is an indispensable part of your business. Literally, it is your means to reach customers. It also represents a significant liability risk. These are ways to manage the risk.

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Tops in Trucks 2010: They’ve Got The Look

Originally published: 06.01.10 by HVACR Business Staff

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Inside Job: Effectively Organizing Truck Supplies

Originally published: 06.01.10 by William J. Zbylut II

Investing time, training, and resources in a fleetstocking- and-organization program can save money and improve customer service.

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7 Tips on Leading the Design Process

Originally published: 06.01.10 by Read Frymire

Think of your vehicles as billboards on wheels. They say a lot about your company. Shouldn't you be leading the process that decides what they will say and how they will say it?

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Tops in Trucks 2009: Quality Customer Service

Originally published: 06.01.09 by Tonya Vinas

One way hvacr contractors communicate their trustworthiness, technical ability, and quality customer service is through their trucks. Company owners who still do not see their fleets as one of the top communication tools and ways to gain customer confidence need to listen to the winners of this year’s Tops In Trucks contest.

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Tops in Trucks 2008: Attention Grabbing Designs

Originally published: 06.01.08 by Traci Purdum

You have roughly 5 seconds to grab a consumer's attention. That's a tall order where fleet designs are concerned. Consumers need to understand at a glance what you sell. Confuse them with too much or not enough information, and you lose potential customers. To guide you, we've recognized contractors who are on the leading edge of marketing efforts to increase sales, competitiveness, and brand recognition.

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GPS Buying Basics

Originally published: 12.01.06 by Peter Strozniak

Hundreds of companies sell GPS solutions, each offering a bewildering array of capabilities at a variety of price points. Here are 8 capabilities to evaluate before you buy.

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Focus on Fleet Maintenance

Originally published: 11.01.06 by Peter Strozniak

The latest trends, technology advances, and simple best practices can cut costs by 30%.

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