TAG: fleet management

Keep on trucking: Maintaining lawn care fleets

April 12, 2019By
Lush Lawn truck (Photo: Lush Lawn)

Trucks are a major expense for lawn care operators, and many begin each day ensuring their investments are well cared for. Jason Zielesch, production manager for Lush Lawn in Grand Blanc, Mich., says before technicians leave the lot, the company requires they complete what it calls a “three-minute 360.” The three-minute 360 is a full inspection of the truck to... read more

Web Extra: A look at Ameriscape’s fleet recovery vehicle

May 9, 2018By

In the April cover story, we heard from Tony Canorro, who is all about eliminating wasted time. In his role as fleet manager at Ameriscape Services in Thonotosassa, Fla., his goal is to keep the operations team up and running with as little downtime as possible. “We don’t want to be the reason someone’s losing time on a job,” says... read more

Autosist launches fleet maintenance and record keeping app

March 1, 2017By

Autosist launched a mobile version of its cloud-based system. It gives business owners and fleet managers a way to keep track of vehicle or equipment maintenance, fuel and other important records from their mobile devices. Fleet managers can use Autosist to measure a variety of metrics, including how much they are spending on maintenance or fuel costs, as well as the... read more

Verizon Networkfleet unveils Expressfleet

June 14, 2016By

Verizon Networkfleet launched a new fleet management software, Expressfleet, as well as a new driver mobile app. Expressfleet plugs directly into the on-board diagnostic port of most vehicles, with no harness or cables needed. A fleet management web portal offers access to recurring diagnostic reports, safety and efficiency reporting and more, the company said. In addition to maintenance reminders, speed and boundary... read more

Fleetmatics shares new data, tips

June 7, 2016By

With warm weather afoot in most of the U.S., Fleetmatics dug into its data to paint a picture of the landscaping industry’s activity during this time of year, as well as offered a few pointers for companies to not lose sight of how to be productive amid the busy season. Derived from approximately 19,000 landscaping service-based vehicles that use Fleetmatics’... read more

Track Your Truck: 3 benefits of GPS tracking software

March 9, 2015By

Frankly, GPS tracking is not a new trend or technology. But over the years it has become a mainstay for many service companies, including landscaping firms. To that end, Robert Hall, president of Track Your Truck, narrowed down the top three benefits for landscaping companies to track their vehicles via a fleet management system. They are as follows. 1. Lower fuel... read more