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February 14, 2018

Why Competent Fleet Managers Are Terminated

Over the years, I have known many competent fleet managers. But, like salmons swimming upstream, not every promising fleet manager survives the challenges and rigors of day-to-day fleet management. It is understandable when fleet managers are fired for making expensive mistakes or when caught engaging in ethical transgressions, but, sadly, many more are terminated for circumstances that are entirely avoidable.

January 29, 2018

Forces Threaten to Change Fleet From a Career to a Stepping Stone

Although fleet management is a relatively new career segment, changes are percolating that threaten to transform it from a career path to a corporate stepping stone. The confluence of three fleet megatrends will be the catalyst fueling this transition.

October 26, 2017

Trump Administration Moves to Establish Drone Policy

The Trump administration issued a memorandum on Oct. 25 directing the Department of Transportation to establish a program in conjunction with state and local governments to regulate drone operation in delivery applications.

October 17, 2017

Element's 2017 Roundtable Highlights Fleet Trends

Hundreds of fleet company executives, supplier partners, automotive manufacturers and Element experts gathered at the 2017 Element Fleet Roundtable in Maryland last week.

October 16, 2017

Q. What questions should I ask when evaluating technology solutions?

A. If you are assessing these solutions your key considerations should be...

October 16, 2017

Q. How do I assess their technology capabilities?

A. Ask when the first rollouts occurred, how many customers are using the technology and...

April 4, 2017

Penske Truck Leasing Forms Onboard Tech Consulting Group

The group was created as a value-added service to help Penske’s customers address the proliferation of technology choices and questions fleet operators have about selecting, evaluating, implementing, and using onboard systems.

March 29, 2017

Tech Advances Will Put Downward Pressure on Overall Fleet Size

In the long run, technology will exert inexorable downward pressure on overall fleet size and will eliminate altogether the need for some fleet vehicles. Despite this, fleet management will survive, albeit in a smaller capacity, and, most likely, in a completely different form than what we know today.

October 10, 2016

ARI VehicleDowntimeView Tracks Repair Times

ARI has developed VehicleDowntimeView, technology that uses GPS monitoring and telematics data to measure how long a vehicle is out of service and provide data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

October 3, 2016

Six Technology Trends that will Change the Trajectory of Fleet Management

The best way to answer the question of what is the future of fleet is to look outside the fleet industry.Here are six technology trends happening outside of fleet that will have a major impact on the future direction of our industry.

February 24, 2016

Identifying the Next Generation of Corporate Fleet Managers

Fleet management will increase in complexity with the pervasive use of technology and emphasis on data analytics. This will attract new employees with different skillsets. Despite what cynics may say, now is the best time to get into fleet management. It is at the corporate crossroads of technology, sustainability, supply chain management, and safety. Fleet will be very attractive to managers because of the exposure to these cross-functional groups and the opportunity for advancement.

July 9, 2015

Old School Plumber Goes High Tech

A telematics system, digital inventory control and pipe cameras have helped this small plumbing fleet create a more efficient working process — while improving and speeding up its customer service.

June 25, 2015

Potential Roadblocks to the Adoption of Autonomous Vehicles in Fleet

Two of the most significant changes in fleet management were the result of military breakthroughs – namely the opening of GPS to civilian use and the creation of the Internet, both of which will be critical to operating autonomous vehicles. While extremely difficult to do, technology will not be the issue with the implementation of autonomous vehicles. Other broader non-fleet issues may slow or inhibit widespread implementation of autonomous vehicles.

May 1, 2015

Bakery Fleet Boosts Safety with SmartDrive Video System

Within the first three weeks after it deployed the SmartDrive Systems video-based driver safety program, Mid South Baking Company boosted its internal safety score by 68%.

May 1, 2015

NTSB Report Finds Value in On-Board Video Systems

An NTSB report has concluded that on-board video systems can “provide valuable information for evaluating the circumstances leading to a crash,” if the cameras are positioned properly and if the systems are adequate for recording in low light.

March 25, 2015

Kenworth Launches Diagnostics and Productivity Tools

Kenworth will begin offering Trucktech+ and Nav+ HD technology products designed to improve vehicle diagnostics and productivity.

March 4, 2015

International Upgrades Truck and Body Electronics

International Truck announced a new body control module designed to deliver six times faster processing speeds for truck and body electronics at the NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.

February 27, 2015

IPAF Summit Focuses on Opening Powered Access Markets

The 2015 IPAF Summit will focus on how new technologies will change the face of the access industry in the next five to ten years and look at how existing technologies are still battling to open up new markets around the world.

February 25, 2015

What Being a Green Fleet Means Today

In changing and expanding Green Fleet Conference to the Fleet Technology Expo, group publisher of Automotive Fleet and Green Fleet Sherb Brown, explains how the concept of being “green” has evolved since launching the event about 8 years ago.

August 13, 2014

DHL Adds Telematics to U.S. Fleet

DHL pick-up and delivery vehicles in the U.S. recently got a technological upgrade. Telematics is rolling out throughout DHL's U.S. fleet of trucks and vans.

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