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 Lower 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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ev adoption

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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Fleet Management Tips

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 plumbing...

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fleet licensing and compliance

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. 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 requirements.

Understand your fleet’s total cost of...

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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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3 Expert Tips to Create 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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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 article can help you better understand these two...

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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. 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!

10 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR SAFE WINTER DRIVING 1. Snow removal - get...

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Top 4 Reasons to Invest in Winter Tires

For many parts of Canada, the cold sting of winter is already upon us. That means heavy snow and ice, especially for those of us who live in the snow belt and at higher altitudes.

If you haven’t had the time to prepare your fleet for harsh winter weather yet, this may be a good reminder to take action now and even mark your calendar to schedule winterizing in advance for next year....

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How to Prepare Your Fleet For Electric Vehicles [Interview]

It’s hard to have a conversation about fleet management these days without the topic of electric vehicles coming up. EV’s are becoming more widely adopted by both individuals and businesses across a variety of industries.

In 2016 alone, electric vehicles sales jumped by 37%, and the growth in 2017 will be even higher. Many manufacturers are making great strides to include e-...

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Port Mann Bridge

Tolls removed on the Port Mann Bridge

Fulfilling a campaign promise made by the NDP, the Port Mann Bridge and Golden Ears Bridge are now free to use. Toll charges acquired prior to September 1st must be paid in full, and any trips made after August 31st at 11:59pm are toll-free.

More information on Port Mann Bridge toll removal

More information on the Golden Ears Bridge toll removal

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407 Express Toll Route (ETR)

How Fleets Can Avoid These 3 Incorrect 407 ETR Charges

Ontario’s 407 Express Toll Route (ETR) is a crucial route for many fleets. This main highway is a quick east to west route that avoids many of the clogged main roads. It’s also the most efficient out of all the 400 series highways. And while the efficiency is a real time-saver for fleets, challenges can arise when it comes to dealing with 407 ETR charges.

Because the highway’...

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