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5 HVAC Fleet Management App Benefits

hvac-fleet-management-appOperating costs are generally in the top five spending areas of an HVAC fleet. And with insurance, fuel, tax, maintenance, and repair costs in the mix, it's easy to see why. That's why many HVAC companies are turning to fleet management and GPS tracking solutions. With the information collected and displayed by an HVAC fleet management app, fleet managers can make sure vehicles and technicians behave in a fuel-efficient way that also don't cause excess wear and tear.

An app is just one piece of an HVAC fleet management system. It's the way you access the data collected by fleet management hardware.

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5 Ways Telematics Reduces Fuel Costs

reduce fuel costs with telematicsOne of the most significant and measurable ways telematics can impact your fleet's bottom line is by reducing fuel costs for your fleet. Fuel is by far the biggest ongoing cost for fleets. Ensuring efficient fuel usage for your fleet can be a huge savings for your business.

Although you have no control over the price of fuel and the market can be volatile, there are some things you can control that will help reduce your spend on fuel. A MiX Telematics solution can provide an average fuel savings of 10%. Here are 5 ways telematics can help you reduce fleet fuel costs.

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Top 10 Fleet Telematics Features to Look For

telematics fleet featuresAs any fleet manager will tell you, fleet telematics for fleet management is increasingly becoming an indispensable tool for cost-efficient operations. From accurately tracking your fleet vehicles to driver behavior and maintenance alerts, fleet telematics systems offer a plethora of features that make the job not just easier but more efficient.

Fleet telematics offers GPS tracking features that give you insight into how well your fleet is optimized so that you can make better decisions about what to change or improve. Here are ten key features to look for in your fleet telematics system.

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How to Start a Landscaping Business

how to start a landscaping businessIf the thought of greenery and working outdoors seems like heaven to you, you’ve may have considered starting a landscaping business. Lawns don’t seem to be any less common, and there will always be people who want you to care for theirs. According to the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) 2018 numbers, the landscape industry employs over 1 million people, representing 513,305 businesses, and has annual revenues of approximately $93 billion. Those are not small potatoes for a sector that is expected to continue to grow.

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Choosing the Best Fleet Management Software

Choose the best fleet managementOne of the best tools a fleet manager has to help them manage, monitor, and improve their fleet operations is fleet management software.

Whether you’re responsible for a couple of company cars or a huge fleet of semi-trucks, there is no more efficient and easier way to manage a fleet than using one of the best fleet management software solutions on the market.

In this article, we’re looking at why you - as a fleet manager - should be using fleet management software. More specifically, how it can help you improve your fleet operations, the benefits to look for in software, and more.

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11 Tips for Improving Truck Fleet Management

truck-fleet-managementNo matter how big or small your fleet, truck fleet management can be complicated and stressful. From hiring and training, to fleet vehicle maintenance and fuel costs, fleet managers have a lot on their plates. Advances in technology, such as telematics GPS trackers, have made truck fleet management easier. These innovative technologies can help improve every aspect of fleet operations and make management more efficient.

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What Is GPS Tracking and How Does It Work

how does gps tracking workGPS technology has become almost ubiquitous in modern life. Most of us use it every day without a second thought. But do you really understand it? And do you know how to get the most of GPS tracking to improve your fleet's operational efficiency?

Fleet managers use GPS every day to keep track of their fleets and other assets. They can get information that helps them solve issues such as compliance, efficiency, and safety. But how does this happen? What is GPS tracking and how does it work?

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Overcoming Challenges Facing the HVAC Industry

Challenges facing the HVAC industryThe world will always need heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, so it's clear that the HVAC industry will always have its place. With rising temperatures and unpredictable climate conditions, the HVAC industry is increasingly becoming more of a necessity. The U.S. market is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 5% during 2020-2025. The industry is expected to see tremendous growth due to the growing number of connected home devices, increased construction, and other factors.

However, there are many challenges facing the HVAC industry. Technology has made heating and cooling units smaller, smarter, and more efficient. The industry may also be facing a shortage of skilled workers.

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Overcoming Challenges Facing the Construction Industry

Challenges facing the construction industryConstruction fleet management is no picnic, just ask any contractor these days. Steep price tags at the start and hefty repair costs for each piece of equipment can quickly decimate your bottom line. You also have to deal with the challenge of comparing things like usage, location, and engine health. And that's just the beginning. When it comes to dealing with challenges facing the construction industry, construction fleet management telematics is a game-changer.

Fleet management telematics solutions can make how you manage drivers and construction equipment easier. For instance, instead of struggling to collect data across various machine manufacturers or models, you can use telematics to collect and store all your equipment data in a central location. When you can review all your data in the same place, you can make solid management and maintenance decisions. This is just a snapshot of how telematics can help you overcome the challenges you face every day.

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Best GPS Fleet Tracking for Small Business

Small fleet GPS trackingWhen you think about fleet management, you picture big yards full of vehicles. But even businesses that only have a handful of vehicles on the road still need to manage their fleets daily. Small businesses with fleets benefit from using telematics and GPS fleet tracking as much as large ones. Choosing the best GPS fleet tracking for your small business can give you the competitive edge.

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Can My Business Save Money with Fleet Management?

telematics benefits and saving moneyNo matter the size of your fleet, from three vehicles to three hundred or more, you never have enough of two things - time and money. Between reviewing logbooks, dealing with violations, scheduling maintenance, and talking to dissatisfied customers, you have a lot going on. And every fire you put out costs you time or money, sometimes both. Handling all these issues means you have less time to focus on your drivers and ensuring that they are working as efficiently as they can.

With a fleet management system, you can not only get some of your time back and save money, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes when you know that everything is running smoothly and efficiently.

It’s easy to see how fleet management and tracking software can save you time, but did you know it can also save you money? Many businesses have decided to automate many of their management processes by using telematics software and have found that the telematics benefits also include saving money.

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3 Reasons Small Businesses With Vehicle Fleets Should Use Telematics

An example of small business telematicsMany small companies own and operate vehicle fleets as part of their business – examples include landscaping, plumbing and electrical companies.

Because transportation for these companies is incidental and not their core competency, business owners don’t often think about optimizing their fleets. But the fact is, optimizing fleet operations is very simple, and can save a small business hundreds of dollars per vehicle, per year – more than paying for the cost of the system.

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Benefits of GPS in the Construction Industry

gps benefits in the construction industryGPS technology is a part of our everyday lives as most of us use it in our vehicles and on our personal devices. You may have a traffic app on your smartphone that uses GPS to give you directions. If you lose your phone or forget where you parked your car, you can find them with GPS tracking. You can get similar benefits when using GPS in the construction industry.

When most people think of GPS, they think of an app on their smartphone or dashboard that gives them turn-by-turn directions to their destination. But navigation is only one aspect of this technology. Construction equipment fleet management software with GPS tracking is a valuable tool for construction companies. It can help you manage expensive machinery, from mobile cranes and towers to service vehicles, moving equipment, and heavy trucks. It can be used for tracking all kinds of assets, such as compressors, and generators.

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Overcoming Challenges in the Pest Control Industry

pest control industry challengesThe pest control industry has been growing steadily for many years, and it looks like this growth will continue into the foreseeable future. Insects are relocating indoors, causing increased demand for pest control. But with this growth comes growing pains and challenges in the pest control industry. Some insects and pests are becoming resistant to pesticides, creating a challenge for pest control companies.

In order to keep up with this continued growth, pest control businesses can take advantage of the latest technology for pest control fleet management. It's all too easy to get stuck in a pattern of doing things the way they've always been done. But increasingly, not staying up to date with technological advances in your industry is becoming unsustainable. Adding pest control fleet software with GPS tracking to your fleet vehicles will save you time and energy while improving your company's image. Technology is rapidly changing the pest control industry, and those who don't adapt are likely to be left behind.

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Starting a Trucking Company

how to successfully start a trucking business

Are you thinking about starting a trucking company? With driver shortages increasing, demand for trucking services will continue to grow. If done right, becoming an owner-operator of a trucking company could be a successful venture.

Whether you already own a trucking company and are looking to increase your fleet, or you are just starting out, launching your own business is never easy. The best way is to start with a business plan, just like any other business.

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How Much Does a GPS Tracker Cost?

What does it cost to track a fleet with GPS?When looking at GPS fleet management pricing, there's a lot to consider. Price is just one aspect. It's not how much does a GPS tracker cost that is the most important aspect, but how much it does. The challenge is to find the sweet spot between price and function for your fleet.

The price spectrum for GPS fleet management pricing is so broad because there are so many factors to consider, such as:

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