The ongoing war in the Ukraine has negatively impacted energy markets in a significant way for the unforeseeable future.
Such a scenario coupled with all-time high inflation rates will continue to contribute to volatile prices and make evaluations around trends such as fuel, acquisition, and supply chain even more critical to keep fleets running profitably.
Keeping up with evolving market developments and being agile will position your business to manage fleet costs amidst uncertainty. Download the 2022 Q4 Trends Report brought to you by Element.
By Kevin Dennehy, Editor, Location Business News
Germany-based PTV Group has entered the U.S. fleet tracking market with a new truck navigation app. CEO Christian Haas says the new PTV Truck Navigator G2 optimally compliments the existing tracking systems.
PTV Group will use TomTom [TOM2] to power its maps, truck routing and other functions. PTV Truck Navigator G2 will consider a truck’s size, weight, cargo, road hazard restrictions and tunnels to calculate a route, the company said. Much of the route information comes from TomTom’s database of traffic data, historical traffic patterns and predictions, the company said.
TomTom, which has worked with PTV Group in Europe for 10 years, says the expansion will allow businesses to have more accessible location data. “By making fresh and accurate location easily assessable to businesses, we can create safer and more comfortable experiences for drivers and end-customers,” said Mike Schoofs, TomTom Enterprise managing director, in a statement.
By Ted Roberts, President, FMW
How high will gas prices go in 2023? When will the supply chain return to some semblance of normalcy? And what will it take for vehicle availability to finally pick back up?
These days, there are a lot of important questions circling around fleet. Which is exactly why Fleet Management Weekly has teamed up with FLD Remarketing to introduce The Fleet Poll, a bi-weekly poll that will present questions on topics where fleet professionals want deeper insights.
The poll takes less than 30 seconds to answer two multiple choice questions. If you have a topic or question you’d like to know more about - we’d love to have you as a “guest asker” for a future fleet poll.
Vehicle-to-everything turns an EV charging system into a revenue center
By Scott Brierley, Director of Automotive and Strategic Partnerships, Fermata Energy
The conversation around EVs is evolving rapidly, giving fleet managers a new way to measure their fleet’s positive impact on their company’s bottom line. What’s the change? EVs are batteries on wheels that enable fleet owners and operators to earn revenue from their local utility while their EVs are parked.
Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) bidirectional charging systems is the technology that makes this possible. This means that EV charging stations for fleet owners and operators are shifting from a cost center to a revenue generator, reducing the cost of acquiring, owning, and operating EVs.
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