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How to Update Your Fleet Policy for Marijuana Legalization

By late summer, marijuana will be legal in Canada. Is your fleet ready?

All employers must adapt to legalization—and businesses that employ drivers have even more to consider. The government intends to expand and toughen impaired driving laws to address legal cannabis.

Don't be caught off-guard. As a fleet manager, keep on top of proposed changes. Get a headstart:...

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4 Fleet Vehicle Upfitting Strategies for a Better Equipped Fleet

Thinking about your next vehicle upfit?

Make sure you plan it out properly from the get go. If not, you’ll likely end up with an unhappy driver, and an unsatisfactory upfit that cost you real money.

It’s important to remember that fleet vehicle upfitting isn’t just an added cost. It’s an opportunity to improve efficiencies and boost driver...

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How to Reduce Fleet Costs and Boost Efficiency

This is an exclusive blog written by the President of Foss National Leasing, Jeff Hartley.

As President of Canada’s largest privately-owned fleet management company, I have a comprehensive view of the challenges fleet operators face.

Whether it’s a government fleet of 800 vehicles or a landscaping firm with 15, there are common issues all...

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Key Insights from Canada’s Leading Expert in EV Adoption [Interview]

What are the biggest barriers to EV adoption for fleets?

For many fleet managers, there are major concerns around range anxiety, and an uncertainty about the cost benefits of electric vehicles. But there is good news!

The fact is, there are clear cost saving opportunities for those who adopt electric vehicles. And advancements in public charging, including workplace...

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Proven Fleet Management Advice for Plumbing Companies

As a plumbing fleet manager, you know the delivery of your services relies on a mobile workforce. It goes without saying that getting your team to the job site is essential for profitable business. But what about finding ways to save money while operating your fleet? And how can you help drivers be more efficient and productive?

Over the years, we’ve worked with a number of...

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6 Fleet Licensing and Compliance Best Practices for 2018

Managing a fleet is a tough job.

For starters, keeping track of each vehicle's plates, tags, and stickers can burn a lot of your valuable time. You can easily spend hours muddling through these details. Although it is an unrewarding task, you need to keep your fleet operational and ensure each vehicle is compliant and up-to-date with licensing and insurance...

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5 Pro Strategies to Improve Factory Order Fleet Delivery Times

As a fleet manager, you probably feel like you need to be constantly replacing your cars, light trucks, and vans. Vehicles inevitably age, and as they do, maintenance costs increase and productivity/availability decreases. And we all know, that puts pressure on a fleet’s operating efficiencies.

Like any smart operator, you want your replacement vehicles to arrive into your fleet with...

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How Fleet Telematics Tracking Keeps Drivers Safe in Winter

Driver safety is among the top concerns for vehicle fleet managers. This concern intensifies during the winter months, when adverse weather produces icy roads and unsafe driving conditions.

And it is not unfounded: roughly 30% of vehicle accidents in Canada occur on snowy or icy roads. Further, more than 50,000 traffic accidents per year are affected by winter precipitation. With such...

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4 Landscaping Fleet Management Tips to Optimize Your Fleet

It’s indisputable. The landscape industry is utterly dependent on vehicles.

Landscaping companies need fleets of vehicles to deliver services and products to a demanding, yet appreciative, clientele. Whether it’s a new project or scheduled maintenance, sending the right vehicle is essential in making money in this competitive business.

There is also a seasonal urgency...

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Winter Driving Tips: How to Protect Fleet Drivers on the Road

Well, it’s official - winter has arrived in Canada. This year, many provinces are already experiencing one of the worst deep freezes in recorded history. Conditions are icier, commutes are longer, and the risk of accidents is skyrocketing.

It’s no surprise that keeping drivers safe in winter conditions is a top concern for fleet managers. Safe drivers are more productive, no...

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3 Expert Tips to Creating an Effective Company Driving Policy

Fleet managers have many responsibilities. Not only are they tasked with selecting the right kind of vehicles for their organization, they must also maintain them, and most importantly, ensure the safety of drivers.

Although a tedious aspect of the job description, fleet managers also create, update, and improve fleet policies and procedures. Implementing policy improvements is not...

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3 Steps to Selling Fleet Vehicles for Maximum Returns

It’s a prime time to start selling fleet vehicles at auction. There's lots of potential for high returns and making money, and this is money you can use to invest in new vehicles to upgrade your fleet, or simply to boost your bottom line. But the truth is, many businesses aren't getting maximum value for their fleet vehicles...

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A Fleet Manager's Guide to Electric Vehicle Types

When choosing to transition your fleet to include electric vehicles, there are many factors that come into play. As a fleet manager, you will obviously find cost and convenience to be very important.

In Canada, there are currently a number of options for electric vehicles. To help you understand the difference between these options, we have provided a comprehensive look at...

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Open End vs Closed End Lease: Which is Best for Your Fleet?

The consideration of open end vs closed end lease is an important one for fleet managers.

While neither option is inherently better than the other, you need to choose the best fit for your company.

The key takeaway here is that there are significant differences between the flexibility and risk in both leasing structures. This guide can help you better...

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Winter Driving Safety Checklist for Fleets

Like it or not, winter is on its way. Being prepared will help your team remain safe and productive. There’s no better time than today to discuss this issue. As such we’ve created a fleet safety checklist to help you review your preparedness. You should share this list with your drivers, colleagues and friends as a friendly reminder on how to stay safe on the roads this winter!

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