1. Types of GPS Tracking Devices

    You’ve probably seen the movies where a spy sneakily sticks on a pack of cards sized piece of hardware to the bottom of a car, or in the inside of a trunk, and the car drives away, leaving the spy able to track exactly where the car is. But then there are other movies where there is a quarter sized piece of hardware that does the same thing. So what is the difference between these pieces of equi…Read More

  2. Important Considerations for Fleet Managers

    If you are responsible for managing a commercial fleet, you know about all the challenges related to managing mobile assets.   The following are some factors you should consider in searching for ways to improve your visibility into providing better customer service and protecting your drivers and assets.   Safety The most important factor in fleet management is avoiding preventable hazards and …Read More

  3. How Does GPS Work?

    How often do you pull out your phone, open up your favorite maps app, and look up directions to your friend’s house, the mall, or maybe even more often, find out where you are in the first place? Even though not so long ago, we had to rely on actual paper maps to navigate us to where we want to go, it’s as easy as a couple taps on our phone and we’re on our way. GPS tracking solutions have c…Read More

  4. Saving on Fleet Fuel Expenses

    Fuel is the second-largest expense (next to depreciation) for fleet businesses — and it’s the most unpredictable expense as well. With market prices for fuel ebbing and flowing, fleet vehicles aging, and fleet drivers taking unexpected trips to McDonald’s or the mall, it’s hard to project what your fleet-wide fuel expense is going to be year over year. When it comes to fleet fuel expenses,…Read More

  5. Ways to Save Your Fleet Money

    While excellent customer service and brand awareness are crucial to fleet success, it all comes down to dollars and cents in the end. If your fleet isn’t financially stable and sustainable, it’s not going to last long in what is a highly competitive industry. As a fleet manager, you must reduce fleet costs for improved efficiency and profitability. In this blog from the fleet management softwa…Read More

  6. Managing Fleet Vehicle Depreciation

    If you’re a fleet manager, depreciation of fleet vehicles is always on your mind. Before you know it, your new fleet vehicles will be aging and depreciating by the mile, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Vehicle depreciation, alongside fuel expenses, will always be the two primary expenses of fleet businesses — but with the right mindset, proper management strategies, and a little hel…Read More

  7. Predictive Analytics and Fleet Management Software

    Predictive analytics, or the use of raw data and statistics to predict future outcomes, has become a hot commodity in the world of sports over the past decade. Starting with moneyballers like Billy Bean and the Oakland A’s, GMs and sports statisticians have been able to gain a better understanding of what has happened statistically in the past, and what is most likely to happen in the future, to…Read More

  8. Fleet Management Sofware: 2049

    If futuristic films like Blade Runner 2049 taught us anything in 2017, it’s that thinking about the future—especially in the world of technology—is exhilarating. While some folks have a fear of the unknown, others obsess over the limitless possibilities that future technologies can bring—and for the fleet management software professionals at Skypatrol, that means we’re obsessing over the…Read More

  9. Tools to Improve Your Fleet Management Skills

    Managing a small fleet can be a breeze, regardless of what kinds of management systems you’re using. However, your perfect management system, style, and tools might not work as well once your fleet starts growing. Success and growth is a good thing for your fleet—but if you’re not ready to handle more data, more fleet vehicles, more employees, and more problems, you might struggle to perform…Read More

  10. The Many Jobs of A Fleet Manager

    Sometimes, a job title doesn’t quite explain exactly what a job is all about—and this is definitely true when it comes to fleet managers. There are so many skill sets that fleet managers must have to be successful. In this blog, the fleet management software experts at Skypatrol will take a look at all of the jobs that are required within the job title of fleet manager—and it should be no su…Read More