Charged with providing continuous supply in the face of higher costs and tighter regulations, utility businesses are working hard to stay viable. Invariably, it falls upon the fleet vehicles of electric, gas, water, and telephone utilities to lower costs, yet increase flexibility and productivity. Just as ARI customizes utility vehicles for specific work, we tailor our solutions to fit the companies they serve.
Fleets of fewer than 100 units, to more than 5,000, come to ARI for:
• Task-specific vehicle specification development
• Total supply chain management
• Funding for equipment with separate lease contracts
• Garage management system with centralized information and maximized workflow
In-House Garage Maintenance
Companies using both in-house garages and third-party vendors for fleet maintenance are challenged to maintain high quality at low cost. Without the right cost-quality-consistency ratio, vehicles become expensive liabilities that threaten your success.
Clients rely on the ARI Garage Management System™ (GMS) to make internal and external resources seem like one. Integrated with the web-based and mobile fleet management system, ARI insights®, our GMS consolidates repair, labor and parts data, and streamlines fleet maintenance and repair through one central source. By managing the flow of information and work, GMS saves you time and money.
Outsourced Maintenance & Repairs
Fleets that don’t enforce PM schedules, repair vehicle damage, halt repair shop overcharges, or cash in on available rebates and discounts lose out on savings that lower the cost of maintenance dramatically. ARI’s Total Management System® (TMS) can help.
ARI TruckServe®, for vocational vehicle fleet maintenance, offers custom-designed solutions for clients that include a dedicated ASE-certified coordinator with experience in medium/heavy truck repair.
With either program, ARI maintenance specialists evaluate client spend to determine if a maintenance operation is on track or in trouble. The ARI analytics™ tool within the ARI insights® web-based and mobile fleet management system can pinpoint a specific asset’s maintenance spend, repair amounts, repair categories, and more. Problems are identified and fixed.
Lowering costs isn’t easy with fluctuating fuel prices and other operations variables. With solid fuel management—centralizing operations, building strategic supply relationships and automating key processes—fleet operators can lower fuel spend and keep vehicles on the road.
ARI can help you set up and deploy the right fuel management solution. We can assist with all aspects, whether it involves streamlining bulk fuel data capture from fueling locations, providing a consolidated reporting platform, or ultimately deploying a single-card solution for both bulk and retail fueling—we can even aid in vendor selection. ARI will construct a roadmap with estimated milestones covering every step of the process through your final fuel management solution.
Licensing & Compliance
Our licensing and compliance services fit every known scenario in the utility industry.
ARI keeps drivers safe and vehicles on the road with a single-source solution customized to fit each company and its fleet. By strict compliance with licensing regulations, we mitigate our customers’ exposure to risk, prevent downtime and financial loss, and help create long-term fleet savings.
We do everything a motor vehicle agency does, including IFTA/IRP and DOT compliance, licensing, permitting, new registration and renewal, title procurement, and project management. All work is done in-house at ARI – with many of our team accredited as motor vehicle agents by various states. We distribute plates and registrations directly to our clients in order to avoid fines, missed filings, and unnecessary fees.
Supply Chain Management
Fleet Supply Chain Management for complex vehicles is our specialty. Every year, we handle the planning, sourcing, and delivery of more than 40,000 vehicles and equipment.
We bid out every step in the supply chain to arrive at the lowest acquisition costs for you, including chassis, equipment components, upfitting and delivery transportation. We determine when to place vehicle and equipment orders to meet your delivery requirements, and you can count on ARI to provide the industry’s most accurate timeframes for delivery.
The web-based and mobile fleet management system, ARI insights®, provides regular status updates for all vehicles in the supply chain. The system posts alerts on exceptions and provides Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for gauging vendor performance.
Combine strong experience, a specific understanding of your business, the latest technology, and world-class best practices and you get ARI—specialists with the industry expertise to minimize your order-to-delivery timeframe while driving costs out of the supply chain.
Telematics technology captures thousands of data points relative to both vehicle and driver performance, but often the information stops there. The data becomes siloed or falls inactive. Luckily, ARI can help you harness your data and validate your return on investment across product or platform.
ARI’s telematics approach combines the excellence of our technology experts and our systems themselves to offer telematics data capture, consulting services and a full telematics managed solution.
Our consolidated telematics view can help you make sense of the data, gain insight from it, and drive real value and savings across your fleet.
Analysis & Reporting
ARI has always been at the forefront in the use of technology as a way to provide innovative solutions to the multitude of challenges faced by managers charged with deploying and maintaining complex fleets. ARI’s analytical and predictive business intelligence tool, ARI analytics™, uses in-memory technology supported by SAP to allow for high-speed processing and reporting of data. This means reports that previously would have taken hours to generate can be created in seconds. ARI is the only company in the fleet management industry to have done so.
The American Gas Association (AGA) represents 199 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States.
The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership over 28,000 strong, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals.
The American Water Works Association is an international nonprofit educational association dedicated to safe water.
The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of U.S. Shareholder-Owned Electric Companies and represent approximately 70 percent of the U.S. electric power industry.
The Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) is an annual meeting of fleet representatives from investor-owned utility companies.
Midwest Energy Association (MEA) serves the people that delivery electricity and natural gas to homes and business. They’re vision is to improve safety and efficiency for their customers while educating utility companies from around the globe with seminars and events.
NJPA is a national municipal contracting agency that creates a business and service relationship alliance between buyers and suppliers. The NJPA allows members to purchase equipment, goods and services through nationally leveraged, competitively bid contracts. NJPA contracts offer the very best solutions from industry-leading Vendors.
The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) is the national trade association representing every segment in the U.S. propane industry. Their membership segments include businesses engaged in the retail marketing of propane gas and appliances and producers, wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors of propane gas appliances and equipment.
The National Private Truck Council (NPTC) is the only trade association in the United States devoted exclusively to the interests of the private corporate trucking fleet industry and its professional practitioners.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is the national service organization for not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states.
The National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA), currently represents nearly 1,600 companies that manufacture, distribute, install, buy, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories.
The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) is the largest trade association working solely for the underground utility construction industry.
Director, Sales Support
Rob Hoysgaard has worked with complex fleets for more than ten years, and his background includes experience with quasi government fleets. Currently, Rob is a Board member for NJPA, Chairperson for Midwest Energy Association's Transportation & Fleet Committee, and a member on the American Gas Association's Field Services Committee.
Manager, Utility and Government Business Development
Tony has nearly three decades of fleet experience with ARI. He has spent time working with state, municipality and utility fleets to introduce efficiencies and control costs. Previous leadership roles with ARI's Product Development team and various operational departments has been instrumental in growing the fleet industry.
Analyst, Utility and Government Markets
Nicole works with both utility and government accounts in development and implementation. Nicole provides our customers with industry specific information and research. Look for her on LinkedIn at Utility News & Education Forum