The Environmental Protection Agency's plan to finalize fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles through model year 2025 is a big win for consumers, according to comments filed today by Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization arm of Consumer Reports.
Route4Me, Inc., a comprehensive Dynamic Route Optimization™ platform that uses big data, data science, and machine learning to optimize multi-driver and multi-destination routes, today announced the availability of Route4Me on the Geotab Marketplace, a go-to source for top organizations requiring an open IoT fleet management platform.
Route4Me provides dynamic route sequencing and optimization software integrated with Geotab’s real-time vehicle tracking platform.
Key features of the Route4Me and Geotab platform integration are:
· Mobile App - companies can send routes directly from Route4Me to the driver’s Route4Me mobile app and benefit from proof-of-delivery, signature capture, and voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation.
The Element-Arval Global Alliance has added RDA Renting as a new member, growing the world-spanning fleet management partnership to 50 countries.
RDA Renting operates in Argentina and Uruguay and offers advice, purchasing, delivery, administration and resale of fleet vehicles.
“For more than 20 years, Element and Arval have worked together to build and continuously expand this global fleet alliance, tailoring its approach to both global and local needs of our customers,” said Bart Beckers, Chief Commercial Officer of Arval. “Reaching our 50th country marks a new milestone in our growth story and further strengthens our presence in Latin America.”
Modern business demands modern solutions: ease-of-use, flexible scheduling, and real-time results.
NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) announced today that computer-based testing is now the primary testing method for its Certified Automotive Fleet Manager/Specialist (CAFM®/S®) programs, allowing students in these programs to test when they are ready at locations across the United States and Canada.
NAFA has partnered with Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc. (Comira) to offer computer-based testing. Comira offers hundreds of Test Center locations: a fact that affords that more than 85% of the current certification candidates are located within 60 miles of a Comira Test Center. In addition to testing within an hour’s drive of their location, students will benefit by having the ability to choose when to test and by receiving real-time exam results.
NAFA Fleet Management Association (NAFA) announced its first South American partnership with Instituto PARAR, the Brazilian light-duty fleet association, marking another major expansion of influence for NAFA in 2016.
The NAFA-PARAR agreement calls for the mutual support of each association’s individual certification programs and encourages members of both associations to participate in these programs, conferences, and other educational opportunities. NAFA's Certified Automotive Fleet Manager/ Specialist (CAFM®/S®) program is known throughout the industry for providing the highest quality, in-depth fleet management education. With access to NAFA’s CAFM®/S® program, fleet professionals in Brazil can more easily augment PARAR’s Program for Fleet Managers (PGF), which is recognized for its strong focus on Brazilian fleet safety and fleet practices.
PARAR's PGF Certification Program educates fleet administrators on how to focus on tactical and strategic methodologies via educational lectures, real case analyses, individual exams, and complementary exercises. This is the most important certification program for fleet managers in South America and may represent an entrance program for fleet managers who plan to get their CAFM® and CAFS® designations.
Donlen announced today that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the NAFA Fleet Management Association to offer CAFM® certification to Donlen representatives.
Acknowledging the benefits of NAFA Fleet Management Association’s Certified Automotive Fleet Manager (CAFM) program as the industry standard in fleet education, the agreement with NAFA will enable Donlen representatives to take advantage of CAFM certification enrollment and exams at a discounted rate, increasing the amount of Donlen CAFM experts. Certification identifies and recognizes exceptional fleet management professionals.
“Donlen is a leader in fleet management because of our commitment to excellence and customer service. NAFA's CAFM program is key to achieving that excellence,” said Jeff Lucas, Donlen senior vice president, customer experience and contact center operations. “We are pleased to participate in NAFA’s Certified Automotive Fleet Manager program to continuously improve the knowledge of our employees and leverage high-level education for the benefit of our customers.”
Fleet Management Weekly is pleased to announce that effective January 1, 2017, Mark Boada will join its editorial team as Senior Editor.
Mark entered the fleet business with the CEI Group, Inc., where he worked in the marketing department for more than 11 years as the company’s chief writer, editor and public relations representative.
“Mark has exceptional writing and editorial skills, and as we expand our reach in the coming years we are confident that Mark’s talents will be an enormous asset,” said Janice Sutton, Editor in Chief. "As an added benefit to clients, Mark will be available to assist with their ad hoc writing projects."
First the Obama administration bailed out much of the American auto industry, pulling it out of a tailspin. Then it reshaped the business, with regulations and policies intended to increase fuel economy, improve safety and add jobs.
Now, under President-elect Donald J. Trump, the industry is bracing for another wholesale makeover. Perhaps no industry could be affected in more ways by the new administration than the auto business.
That became all the more apparent this week, with Mr. Trump’s selection of Scott Pruitt — the Oklahoma attorney general who is a climate-change skeptic and close ally of the oil and gas industry — to run the Environmental Protection Agency.