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Fleet Policy Is a Crucial Component of a Successful Cost-Control Strategy

June 16, 2016

The overwhelming majority of drivers want to do what’s right for the company; however, just because your company implements a written fleet policy doesn’t mean drivers are following it. A common problem is the fleet manager communicates policy to the drivers’ managers, but the word doesn’t get down to the individual drivers. How do you increase driver compliance with fleet policy? Here are 10 suggestions.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Safety, Compliance, Cost-Cutting, Communications, Fleet Policy

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Thursday, June 16, 2016 7:09 AM | » Comments(2)

Is Your Executive Fleet a Headache? Count Your Blessings

May 1, 2014

There’s no other way to say it, except bluntly: Managing an executive fleet is a headache. I am not going to say otherwise. But, if it is one of your job responsibilities, consider yourself luckier than others. Managing an executive fleet puts you in front of senior management and gives you an opportunity to showcase your value to the company. Here's how you can leverage this to your maximum benefit.

Tags: Compliance, Fleet Policy

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:00 AM | » Comments(2)

IRS to Focus on Auditing Fleets for Personal-Use Reporting & Compliance

December 10, 2013

Last August, the IRS announced areas it will prioritize for audits in 2014, one of which is fringe benefits, especially the personal use of company vehicles. Managing personal-use compliance is a headache. It is also expensive, with internal costs ranging from $35 to $75 per year per vehicle. Here's what you need to do to be prepared should your friendly IRS agent come knocking on your front door.

Tags: Personal Use, IRS, Fleet Manager, Compliance

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, December 10, 2013 12:00 AM | » Comments(1)

A Double Whammy for Truck Fleets: Ticket ‘Inflation’ and ‘Malicious Compliance’

July 27, 2011

Ticket fees have escalated dramatically and there appears to be a trend toward "malicious compliance," all for the sake of generating revenue. It's not uncommon for multiple tickets to be issued for the same violation due to overlapping regulations and the 'latitude' of interpretation afforded to officers. Plus, officers are providing fewer warnings and increasingly citing minor infractions, especially equipment violations. Increased citations negatively impact a fleet's DOT rating under CSA.

Tags: Compliance, CSA, ticket inflation, malicious compliance, Citation

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Wednesday, July 27, 2011 11:02 AM | » Comments(3)

Most Fleets Unprepared for CSA 2010

October 11, 2010

SafeStat has been replaced by Comprehensive Safety Analysis (CSA) 2010, which applies to all truck fleets that operate interstate and require a US DOT number. All vehicles that operate interstate with a 10,001-lb. combined GVWR or greater are covered by CSA 2010. This regulatory enforcement change will create a monumental sea change in how truck fleets manage drivers, their fleet operations, and remain DOT compliant.

Tags: FMCSA, Compliance, CSA 2010, U.S. DOT

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Monday, October 11, 2010 1:55 PM | » Comments(3)

How to Develop a Corporate Culture of Fleet Policy Compliance

August 5, 2008

The best time to control cost is before it occurs and the way to do this is by establishing policies and procedures that inhibit unnecessary spending and protect corporate assets. Adherence to fleet policy is crucial and it should be part of each company’s overall business strategy. The best managed fleets tend to be those whose drivers adhere to a written fleet policy. Does your corporate culture encourage compliance with fleet policy?

Tags: Fleet Policies, Compliance

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, August 5, 2008 8:41 AM | » Comments(1)

Not Covered by DOT? Think Again

August 7, 2007

Most companies operating vehicles under 10,001 lbs. gross vehicle weight (GVW) believe they are not covered by DOT (U.S. Department of Transportation) regulations. However, this may not be the case if vehicles are towing a trailer or equipment.

Tags: U.S. DOT, GVW, Compliance, Traffic Violations, Ford

Author: Mike Antich | Posted @ Tuesday, August 7, 2007 12:13 PM | » Comments(9)

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