Articles Tagged with ''fleet management''

Telematics software offers real-time solutions for beverage distributors

Tracking solutions coded for tablet, mobile connectivity
June 16, 2014

Because of GPS devices, drivers nowadays are used to being instructed to “turn right in 500 yards” or — for those a little more navigationally challenged — “make a legal U-turn when possible.” Beverage distributors are equipped with these advantages as well, but the latest telematics solutions offer some added perks to help drive efficiency, safety and more.


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Fleet managers turn to route optimization to cut delivery costs

Route optimization, tracking software boost distribution efficiency
March 14, 2014

Even though fuel costs have stabilized somewhat, few other items are immune from upward price trends, and competition shows no signs of letting up. With this in mind, it’s as important as ever for fleet managers to wring every penny possible out of delivery costs.


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2014 Outlook Fleet Survey

Results reflect shift to end-load trailers
February 14, 2014

Beverage Industry recently surveyed a sample of its readers to gain insight into the size and makeup of current delivery fleets, future vehicle purchase plans, as well as operational concerns and strategies.


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Supplier's Marketplace: January 2014

Precision measuring, inspection equipment help ensure quality products
January 15, 2014

Spirax Sarco released its new AEL6 series of smart, high-speed linear electric actuators.


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New Belgium’s brewery-direct fleet goes hybrid

Craft brewer blends environmental stewardship with local distribution
January 15, 2014

After Colorado home brewer Jeff Lebesch returned from a trip across Europe on his “fat tire” mountain bike in 1989, he began brewing an amber beer called Fat Tire in the basement of his Fort Collins, Colo., home.


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Top tire tips

Steps for controlling tire costs
December 16, 2013

Tires, by a wide margin, are the top maintenance cost for most beverage fleets. Containing these costs requires frequent, thorough inspections and diligently maintaining proper tire pressure to prevent a tire’s early demise.


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Strategies for saving fuel

Squeezing every last drop
March 15, 2013

As diesel prices continue to hover near $4 a gallon, it’s more important than ever for fleets to get the most out of every last drop of fuel purchased at the lowest possible cost.


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Not-so-secret fleet operations

January 15, 2013
All too often, I find fleet managers who are reluctant to talk about even the most basic details of their operations, generally because they’re afraid they might “give away” an advantage to their competitors.
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Warranty administration through technology

Software tracks opportunities for fleet advantages
April 16, 2012
Warranty administration involves the tracking and recovery of all vehicle expenses related to manufacturer recalls and vehicle warranty-covered repairs. Although it can be a time-consuming and complex task, warranty recovery also can be one of the quickest ways to improve a fleet’s operational bottom line.
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Wine Riot - Chicago

Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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Crafting growth: A look into the bourgeoning craft beer market

Learn how the beer segment is performing and where it is heading, what to consider before expanding your markets and innovations that are captivating consumer audiences.

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Maintaining beverage dispensing equipment

Iuliana Nita, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics global marketing manager of food and beverage, offers her insights about ensuring sanitary performance of beverage dispensing equipment in foodservice applications. She also will offer some tips about choosing the right kind of tubing to handle acidic beverages.

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