The Bottom Line

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September 27, 2012

Vehicle Insurance Myths, Debunked

Your customers rely on you to deliver, and by keeping your vehicles on the road, your business will be more profitable. Simply stated, time is money. Within the world of commercial auto insurance, we've found that there are some common misconceptions that could cost your business time and money

May 18, 2012

10 Ways to Cut 
Business Costs

Fuel. Equipment. Tires. Tolls. Costs keep rising, and rates aren't keeping up. Instead of chasing after more loads and more revenue, you may be better off taking a careful look at the cost side of the equation

May 15, 2012

Little Things Mean a Lot: 10 Ways to Cut Costs and Boost the Bottom Line

It's important to recognize that, for every dollar that your company spends, you will have to make $10-$20 in revenue to make up for it

May 15, 2012

10 Ways to Control Workers' Compensation Costs

Workers' Compensation has fast become a leading cost factor in business insurance programs

May 11, 2012

One Fleet Cuts Lighting Costs

You spend a lot of time, energy and money looking for ways to save on fuel costs, but what about the energy cost at your facilities

May 9, 2012

Saving on Business Costs

In our May 2012 issue, HDT looked at ways to save on business costs. The following articles offer more information on that topic

May 9, 2012

Logistics Consulting: Convert Inefficiencies to Bottom Line Savings

With recent reports showing that the nation's transportation costs were up 10% over the previous year, it's no wonder U.S. businesses continue to look for every avenue of cost-savings possible

January 27, 2012

CEI Group Says Truck Fleets Missing Opportunities to Cut Accident Costs

Fleets may be missing opportunities to reduce the cost of accidents by millions of dollars, according to Luann Dunkerley, The CEI Group's manager of business development for truck fleet services

October 27, 2011

Getting the Most from Your Limited Budget Through Life-cycle Cost Analysis

Financial constraints often force fleet managers to make tough equipment decisions. Should I repair a vehicle or replace it

August 31, 2011

Why Real-World Fuel Efficiency Numbers Don't Match up to Lab Tests

Real-life fuel consumption reduction numbers never live up to the numbers some tire makers tout when promoting fuel efficiency. One reason is that tire makers conduct their testing and evaluation under ideal conditions on test tracks to control as many variables as possible

August 24, 2011

Smart Fleets Verify Fuel-Saving Technologies

Fuel is gold," says Jimmy Ray, fleet manager at Mesilla Valley Transportation in Las Cruces, N.M. He's out to save a lot of it with innovative components that have proven themselves in testing and everyday operations

August 9, 2011

How to Secure Commercial Financing: 10 Tips for Smart Borrowers

Trucking companies are ready to move beyond merely surviving. They're ready to start growing again, which means they're also ready to resume borrowing

June 2, 2011

Who's Winning, You or Your Fuel Program?

You and your fuel program should be working together in harmony. However, with diesel fuel prices going up and down like a yo-yo, and your work schedule getting busier, not easier, it probably feels like neither you nor your fuel program is winning

May 20, 2011

Getting Ready for More Volatile Fuel Prices with Fuel Purchasing Strategies

Rising and volatile fuel prices are applying significant pressure to commercial fleet operational plans and budgets

May 19, 2011

Diesel Fuel Prices Are Falling, But Why?

&newsIt's hard to believe that fuel prices are falling, especially if your local gas station has not yet crested the hill at the pump. In fact, most of us have yet to see this. This is because most retail locations are taking their time lowering their prices (and your costs)

April 7, 2011

Fear and Fleet Fueling Prices

Fleet fueling prices are going up. We see it every day at the pump. We feel it in our wallets. But what exactly is driving diesel and gasoline prices higher

February 25, 2011

Outsourcing Fuel Management

&newsIt certainly seems that "outsourcing" is the buzzword these days across most industries. Fleet fuel management is no exception

February 21, 2011

Five W's for Fleet Fuel Buying

The Department of Energy released diesel fuel pricing data Monday showing diesel fuel prices rising for the 11th straight week, up 2.1 cents to $3.534. That's 77.8 cents higher than this same time last year

January 28, 2011

Rising Fuel Prices Mean You Need A Fleet Fueling Policy

I was talking to a client earlier this week, and he was telling me his diesel fuel prices were up 23 percent since this time last year

January 12, 2011

Proposed Accounting Changes Would Affect Truck Leasing

Reforms put in motion after the financial scandals of Enron, WorldCom and others nearly a decade ago will likely soon have an effect on fleets that lease their trucks rather than buying


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