Planning For the Future of Rising Fuel Prices

February 10, 2016 Sokolis Group

future fuel pricesAs a fleet manager, you need to know what your vehicles are doing today, while also asking yourself questions about what your fleet will look like five years down the road.

For example: What will oil prices be like in the future?

As Automotive Fleet’s Sherb Brown noted recently, fuel prices aren’t expected to increase too dramatically this year, and while that can have a negative effect on the economy, there’s also an upside for fleet managers. It means that the money you spend on fuel can be used elsewhere.

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Driverless Trucks – Fact or Fiction?

February 03, 2016 Sokolis Group

iStock_000082872367_Small.jpgGoogle has been testing its driverless car technology since 2009, but a recent report suggests self-driving cars have hit a bump in the road.

Google tests many of the cars in California, and the state requires the company to submit reports on the results of its experiments. According to the Motley Fool, the most recent results showed 341 disengagements. That’s Google’s term for a moment when the test drivers felt the need to take back control of the car, either because of a failure of technology, or because the driver felt unsafe allowing the car to drive on its own.

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What Fleet Managers Can Expect in 2016

January 28, 2016 Sokolis Group

fleet managementIt’s 2016. The nation will elect a new president. Apple may – according to market analysts – become the first $800 billion company.

What will the year ahead look like for trucking fleets? Here are a few predictions:

  1. The Driver Shortage Will Continue

The need to find qualified drivers, particularly for long-haul operations, will continue to be an issue in 2016, analysts tell Heavy Duty Trucking, an industry magazine.

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Fueling Prices Are Dropping, But…

January 26, 2016 Sokolis Group

fleet managementAs we write this, the price of oil has dropped to $27 a barrel, a 12 year low, and down from the $100 per barrel mark about a year and a half ago.

The national average price for diesel fuel is at $2.07 a gallon. It seems like good news for fleet owners, but…Well, there’s always a “but,” isn’t there?

In the case of fuel prices, consider the law of gravity, only in reverse: What goes down will go up.

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