By Steve Saltzgiver, Director of Strategic Innovation, RTA Fleet Management Software
This past year we have been mired in a global pandemic that placed unforeseen restrictions — which included a myriad of new safety and cleanliness standards – on fleet operations that may forever change the way a fleet runs.
However, most managers already had sound cleaning practices in place, and with a few enhancements required by regulators, the changes were relatively quick to implement.
That said, a longtime colleague asked me what I thought we should do after experiencing such a catastrophic year in 2020. So, where do we go from here? What questions should be asked?
First, we need to continue to recognize that we are starting 2021 with the pandemic restrictions still in place while those vulnerable to the virus are vaccinated. Only then can we truly resume some sense of normalcy. Next, my response to the question is simple, as I believe each fleet manager just needs to refocus their efforts on basic blocking and tackling. Simply put, get back to executing known best practices required for operating a fleet of vehicles.