Fleet Management

Protect Your Fleet with Built-in GPS

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 …

Originally published Published: 06.01.14 Author By Robert J. Hall

Tops in Trucks 2014: Bold, Brilliant and Memorable

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.

Originally published Published: 06.01.14 Author By HVACR Business Staff

Cruising the Strip and Turning Heads

Sometimes, generating leads is as simple as putting your name out there in a memorable way. Three HVACR business owners share their unique take on mobile marketing.

Originally published Published: 06.01.14 Author By HVACR Business Staff

5 Advantages of Fleet Management

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

Originally published Published: 04.01.14 Author By Robert J. Hall

Tops in Trucks 2013: Keep it Simple

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 …

Originally published Published: 06.01.13 Author By Greg Smith

Tops in Trucks 2012: Electric Vehicles

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 …

Originally published Published: 06.01.12 Author By Tonya Vinas

GPS Buying Basics

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.

Originally published Published: 03.10.12 Author By Peter Strozniak

Tops in Trucks 2012: Green Vehicles

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

Originally published Published: 07.01.11 Author By Tonya Vinas

Advances in GPS Technology Boost Benefits of Fleet Tracking

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

Originally published Published: 06.01.11 Author By David Brown

Tops in Trucks 2011: Master of Mobile Marketing

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.

Originally published Published: 06.01.11 Author By Tonya Vinas

A Case For Fleet Leasing

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

Originally published Published: 04.01.11 Author By Phillip J. Schneider Jr.

Saving on Fleet Costs Requires a Plan

By using three key tools, contractors can protect themselves against wasted time and money, costly repairs that could have been prevented, and one of the biggest wildcards in operating company …

Originally published Published: 02.01.11 Author By Kenneth W. Janosick

Managing Fleet Liability Risk

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 …

Originally published Published: 06.01.10 Author By Mike Coyne

A Better Way for Pine State Services

Pine State Services, South Portland, Maine, began a vehicle-stocking-and-organization program for its fleet of 21 vehicles, 10 of which are service vehicles. Here's why and how they did it.

Originally published Published: 06.01.10 Author By Tonya Vinas

7 Tips on Leading the Design Process

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 …

Originally published Published: 06.01.10 Author By Read Frymire

True Colors

Schultheis Bros. stands out with time-tested yellow-and-red fleet.

Originally published Published: 06.01.10 Author By Tonya Vinas

Inside Job: Effectively Organizing Truck Supplies

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

Originally published Published: 06.01.10 Author By William J. Zbylut II

Tops in Trucks 2009: Quality Customer Service

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 …

Originally published Published: 06.01.09 Author By Tonya Vinas

Tops in Trucks 2008: Attention Grabbing Designs

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 …

Originally published Published: 06.01.08 Author By Traci Purdum

Size Matters

Larger air conditioning units have contractors scrambling to purchase vehicles big enough to haul them. What are the benefits of adding these vehicles to your fleet? What do you need …

Originally published Published: 11.01.07 Author By Traci Purdum

Flip This Fleet

Traci Purdum summarizes characteristics of successful branding strategies and presents insight from the winners of HVACR Business' fleet design contest.

Originally published Published: 10.01.07 Author By Traci Purdum

Focus on Fleet Maintenance

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

Originally published Published: 11.01.06 Author By Peter Strozniak

Buy or Lease?

There's no right answer. The decision to buy or lease a fleet should be based on several things, including how you used your trucks and financial considerations.

Originally published Published: 10.01.06 Author By Peter Strozniak