Products to Make Fleet Management Easier

Managers who are responsible for trucking fleets have a multitude of tasks to complete, and several components of which to keep track for each truck and driver. All the time and effort expended at this job are so the fleet can spend as much time as possible on the road instead of parked on the lot. It is easy to lose track of an element or two so one product that is essential is comprehensive software designed for fleets to keep track of maintenance, schedules, destinations, and routes.


Trucks with diesel engines require more fluids to operate efficiently than any other vehicles. Diesel fuel is typically stored on larger lots for convenience while smaller companies may use credit cards or have agreements with local fuel stations. The brand of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) selected is imperative to a fleet because the trucks need that to remain in compliance with emissions regulations. The purer the fluid, the lower the emissions.

This fluid goes into a separate tank than the fuel. A high-quality brand, such as BlueDEF from PEAKHD, will keep the exhaust system operating efficiently for approximately seven-thousand miles on a full tank. Having diesel exhaust fluid stored on the lot will make managing the fleet easier because a truck can go across country without the driver worrying about filling the tank. There are a few considerations to storing DEF that must be addressed.


This fluid is odorless and will not stain clothing or concrete but will corrode metal quickly. It also freezes at twelve-degrees Fahrenheit. The containers and pumps used to store and dispense exhaust fluid cannot be made of metal. The risk of contaminating the fluid is too great. Insulation is needed for containers that will be exposed to cold weather conditions. There are containers, pumps, and insulation available to suit the needs of any fleet lot.

Smart Software on Board Trucks

Monitoring speed, direction, idle times, hours on the road, and braking patterns of drivers provide a wealth of information that can serve the company and the drivers. Managers can compare routes and make alterations as needed. Compliance with safety regulations and company policy can be determined, and indications of additional training for any specific driver can be addressed. GPS tracking of trucks is beneficial in case of accident, emergency, or a hijacking. Reports on readings can be presented to managers on a weekly or monthly basis.


Adding tools, products, and technology that allows a manager to be more efficient will save the company money, keep trucks in compliance and well-maintained, and indicate areas for improvement. Increased productivity, consistent on-time deliveries, and cost-cutting ideas make investing in products and services wise for fleet owners.