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Derive Celebrates Earth Day,
Plants Trees on Behalf of Customers

In recognition of Earth Day, we at Derive Systems are reflecting on our work to help America’s fleets reduce carbon emissions and fuel dependency.  It’s been quite a year already for Derive. We’ve worked closely with all of our clients to reduce greenhouse gasses, while simultaneously making drivers safer and reducing fuel costs.  In celebration of this wor...
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News Sustainability

Valuable Lessons from the World’s Most Eco-Friendly Fleets

We all know running an eco-friendly fleet is important for complying with clean air regulations and protecting the environment. But it runs much deeper than that and has other key benefits like decreased fuel usage and improved brand equity. Idle reduction, for example, lowers emissions while simultaneously saving fuel, and having a reputation for commitment to low emissi...
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Derive Celebrates Earth Day,
Plants Trees on Behalf of Customers

In recognition of Earth Day, we at Derive Systems are reflecting on our work to help America’s fleets reduce carbon emissions and fuel dependency.  It’s been quite a year already for Derive. ...
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News Sustainability

Valuable Lessons from the World’s Most Eco-Friendly Fleets

We all know running an eco-friendly fleet is important for complying with clean air regulations and protecting the environment. But it runs much deeper than that and has other key benefits like decre...
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Sustainability

6 Essentials to Include in Your Fleet Sustainability Policy

Fleet sustainability is not only important from an ethical standpoint; it’s vital to your bottom line. Look at some of today’s most successful fleets with continued brand equity growth like Amazo...
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Sustainability

The 6 Biggest Fleet Management Challenges in 2022 (And How to Overcome Them)

Fleet management is rapidly evolving. And while there are a lot of opportunities, there are also new challenges popping up all the time. A big part of effective fleet management is anticipating obsta...
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Fleet Management

Fleet Productivity: How to Get More Out of Your Vehicles and Their Drivers

Maximizing vehicle and driver productivity is always a top priority for fleet managers. This is primarily done by following core best practices and implementing cutting-edge fleet management solution...
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Efficiency

5 Effective Ways to Reduce Fleet Spending

Small or large, companies of all sizes look for ways to make their vehicles more efficient and reduce fuel consumption. But it’s especially critical for larger businesses that are operating a fleet...
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Efficiency

How Eco-Friendly Fleet Management Boosts Brand Equity

Environmentalism isn’t a fad. It’s ingrained in the minds of modern consumers and very much here to stay. One study even found that eco-friendliness now ranks alongside price and product features...
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Sustainability

Use This Technology to Save $300-$500K Annually in Fuel Costs

We’ve said it before, and we’ll repeat it: Fuel is one of the most significant expenses for today’s fleets. It accounts for around 60% of overall operating costs. And when you consider the vol...
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Efficiency

The Biggest Fleet Driver Dangers in 2022: Input from Industry Experts

Fleet managers have a lot on their plates and there are a ton of factors that go into effective operations. But at the end of the day, fleet driver safety should always be a top priority. The questi...
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Driver Safety

How Today’s Top Fleets Increase Driver Retention: Advice from Industry Experts

Driver retention is critical to the success of today’s fleets and something many companies struggle with. According to recent data, the average turnover rate for large truckload fleets is around 90...
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Fleet Management

How Long Does it Take to See a Return on Investment on Fleet Management Software?

Fleet management software has become a popular platform for many companies because of its impact on efficiency, productivity, and profitability. According to research, 64% of fleet managers used a f...
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Efficiency

6 Must-Know Fleet Management Trends for 2022

In recent years, fleet management has seen significant changes, with COVID adding plenty of fuel to the fire. And as we roll into 2022, the combination of new technology and growing innovations is se...
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Fleet Management

How to Avoid the Need for Driver Behavior Modification

Implementing a strong fleet driving policy can go a long way in proactively avoiding negative behaviors. And it’s a good starting point for keeping your fleet safe and productive. Beyond that, ongo...
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Driver Safety

6 Essential Elements To Include in Your Fleet Safety Policy

Not to sound like a broken record, but it’s hard to stress enough just how important fleet safety is to operations. With it being such a key contributor to your bottom line, it’s something you wa...
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Driver Safety

How to Respond to and Correct Risky Driver Behavior

Fleet drivers have a statistically higher chance of being involved in vehicle accidents than regular drivers. And that’s largely due to the number of miles they log. While the average person drives...
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Driver Safety

Dangerous Fleet Driving: A Ranking of the Worst Driver Behaviors

Of all the aspects of fleet management, safety is most important. With the average fleet driver logging 25,000 miles or more per year, this puts them at a statistically higher risk of an accident whe...
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Driver Safety

5 Bad Driving Habits Your Fleet Should Avoid

Bad driving habits are bad for business. At best, they lower your fuel efficiency and diminish productivity. At worst, they create serious safety hazards that endanger the lives of your fleet drivers...
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Driver Safety

Tips for Automating Your Fleet Management Processes

To say that fleet management is logistics heavy would be an understatement. There are countless moving parts and a wide array of variables you have to account for on a daily basis. One of the best wa...
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Fleet Management

Engine Calibrations: What They Are and Why Your Fleet Needs Them

The ups and downs of the economic landscape, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, have created unprecedented amounts of urgency for businesses to get the most value from how their fleets ...
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Efficiency

3 Benefits of Vehicle Idle Reduction

At first glance, vehicle idling may not seem like a big deal. And perhaps it’s not on a small scale, when you’re dealing with just a handful of vehicles. But it becomes a serious issue on the mac...
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Sustainability

Important Fleet Metrics You Should Be Tracking

Efficiency is the name of the game with fleet management. You want to get the absolute most efficiency and productivity from your fleet, while reducing every possible source of friction. And a big pa...
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Fleet Management

Understanding the Real Cost of Vehicle Downtime

Vehicle downtime is an inevitable yet highly frustrating part of fleet management. The reason for downtime can vary. It may be due to regular planned servicing, minor repairs for fixing normal wear a...
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Efficiency

7 Ways to Improve Your Fleet Driving Habits

The vehicles, technology, and policies you use all heavily impact fleet performance. But at the end of the day, one of the most significant contributors to your bottom line is your fleet driving habi...
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Driver Safety

10 Tips To Establishing an Effective Fleet Management Budget

As a fleet manager, understanding and controlling your operating costs is essential to build a viable fleet that can be scaled as required. However, establishing an adequate fleet management budget i...
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Fleet Management

Building a Fleet Safety Program: 6 Steps You Should Follow

In the last few years, more and more traffic accidents and fatalities involving fleet vehicles have occurred on roads. While some of these incidents are due to more people driving than ever before, o...
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Driver Safety

7 Things That Are Burning Your Fuel BudgetMaintaining a Fleet Fuel Budget: 7 Factors Impacting the Bottom Line

Cost management is a vital part of every fleet manager's day-to-day operations. Whether sourcing new vehicles, hiring additional staff, purchasing new equipment, or maintaining regular vehicle mainte...
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Efficiency

5 Fleet Management Trends To Watch In 2021

It's no secret now that 2020 was an incredibly disruptive year for every industry around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic shook everything to its core, exposing business weaknesses for many, catalyzi...
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Fleet Management

Replace or Repair: What To Look For When Evaluating Your Fleet Vehicles

Regular fleet vehicle evaluation can be a time-consuming but necessary process for all fleet managers. Because fleet managers are responsible for managing great numbers of vehicles at a time (sometim...
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Sustainability

Fleet Sustainability Best Practices for 2021

Green fleet strategies have grown in importance in recent years. Having a well-balanced sustainability strategy shows a progressive attitude towards controlling carbon emissions and helps to increase...
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Sustainability

Derive VQ Brings Fuel Savings, Reduced Emissions to Florida Fleets

St. Petersburg, Florida, was one city that recently piloted Derive VQ in its fleet. Another pilot in Orlando went so well that the fleet manager is installing it in all vehicles. Pictured here a...
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Better Driver Safety: 5 Tactics You May Not Have Tried Yet

It doesn't matter what type of industry your organization is part of; very few things occupy the minds of fleet managers as often as driver safety.  As a fleet manager, ensuring driver safety is ...
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Driver Safety

5 Ways Telematics Helps To Improve Fleet Visibility

As more organizations look for better ways to adapt to remote working arrangements with limited abilities for in-house management and communication, finding intuitive ways to stay on top of productiv...
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Telematics

10 Vehicle Maintenance Tips That Fleet Managers Should Know

There's no denying the value of preventative fleet maintenance. Not only does it save money by lowering your operating costs, but you'll also get more life out of your fleet vehicles, improve product...
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Fleet Management

A Fleet Manager’s Guide for Navigating COVID Response

There are few things in this generation that have had a more considerable global impact on business operations than COVID-19. At every level of infrastructure, organizations in most industries have h...
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Driver Safety

7 Factors Impacting Your Fleet’s Performance

As a manager of a fully established or growing fleet of vehicles and drivers, there is no shortage of tasks on your plate. Whether maintaining day-to-day routing schedules, developing situational pol...
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Fleet Management

Derive VQ – A Solution for Today to Save Tomorrow

At Derive Systems, we take pride in the work that we do to protect our planet. Below are some facts about the effectiveness of Derive's evolutionary optimization solutions: With Derive, you can s...
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Efficiency News VQ

Slam the Brakes on Speeding in Your Fleet

Every fleet manager has had them, the drivers that must be tying bricks to their feet as they zoom around their job sites. Speeding is a serious problem among fleet drivers and isn’t just costly fo...
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Safety

Reducing Fleet Driver Exposure to COVID-19

COVID-19, also known as coronavirus disease 2019, has quickly become a global pandemic and has many business owners and managers scrambling to figure out how to best protect their employees. At De...
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News Safety

Derive Systems Appoints John Oechsle as Chief Executive Officer

Derive Systems, a leading B2B and B2C automotive technology provider with over two million software installations on the road, announced today that the company’s Board of Directors has appointed H....
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News

Improving Safety in Your Fleet: 10 Defensive Driving Tips

Spring into safety in your fleet by revisiting defensive driving best practices with your drivers. Defensive driving empowers drivers to take control of their own behaviors to better react to othe...
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Safety

Top 3 Impacts to Fuel Efficiency in Your Fleet

Finding ways to save money in your fleet is always a high priority, even when fuel costs at the pump are low. But oftentimes fleet managers turn to driver training as the answer to making their vehic...
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Efficiency

Improving Productivity in a Small Fleet

Fleet managers wear a lot of hats, especially those managing small fleets and working with reduced budgets and resources. But there are ways small fleets can make gains in productivity to improve ...
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Productivity

How to Onboard Telematics in Your Fleet

Telematics software offers greater visibility into your fleet’s operations and has quickly become a must-have technology in the industry. Some of the key benefits of telematics for fleets includ...
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Telematics

Automating Safety in Your Fleet

Fleet safety is a top concern among fleet managers and many sessions at industry conferences and workshops focus on how to improve safety within your operations and among your drivers. But what if...
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Safety

Fleet Metrics to Track in 2020

Welcome to 2020! We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and are ready to achieve the goals you set for your fleet this year. One way to make sure you’re on track during the year is by keepin...
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Calibrations Efficiency Productivity Telematics

Law Enforcement Case Study

Top Florida law enforcement fleet sees significant fuel savings and reduces their carbon footprint with Derive’s software upgrades ...
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Efficiency Safety

Oilfield/Energy Services Case Study

Montana-based construction and oilfield/energy services ...
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Calibrations Efficiency Productivity

The Perfect Fleet Management Combination: Telematics + Calibration

Learn how pairing telematics with calibrations can improve fuel efficiency, enhance vehicle safety, and extend vehicle life as well as provide enhanced control over the entire fleet.  ...
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Calibrations Telematics

The Key to Fleet Optimization is Fleet Engine Calibration

Why is engine calibration not on fleet manager's radar? Vehicles are mass-produced to function for a wide variety of potential buyers and uses. Fleets, on the other hand, are not one-size-fits-all...
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Calibrations

How Social Responsibility Is Changing Fleet Management

Find out what changes can be made to your fleet management approach to lower the carbon footprint of your fleet.   ...
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Efficiency

The Long-Term Effect of Inefficient Fleet Management

Traditionally, making improvements to fleet productivity relies on driver-centric management. The problem is, only focusing on driver management instead of vehicle management limits the producti...
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Productivity

The Fleet Management Revolution Is Here: The Derive VQ® Platform

Derive Systems is shifting the fleet management approach from driver-centric to vehicle-centric with the new Derive VQ® software platform. This white paper explains how...
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VQ

Ensure Fleet ManagementSuccess With The Right Telematics Software

When paired with the right telematics solution, fleet managers no longer just gain visibility into fleet management operations, they are able to solve their most pressing challenges. Download our whi...
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Telematics

Transform Your Entire Fleet with Engine Calibration

Vehicles are mass-produced to function for a wide variety of potential buyers and uses. Fleets, on the other hand, are not one-size-fits-all. Fleet vehicles are used to accomplish an array of tasks t...
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Calibrations

How The Future Of Telematics Will Solve Performance Challenges

 Telematics systems have been used for decades in fleet management to capture vehicle data. This white paper explains how telematics improves your bottom line and how the future of telemati...
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Telematics

Frontier Communications

Derive delivers immediate million dollar fuel savings to national enterprise fleet. ...
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Calibrations Safety Telematics

Telecommunications Case Study

Driving fuel gains for a national commercial fleet case study. ...
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Efficiency
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