By Bob Glose, Senior Vice President, Operation and Enterprise Resources
Recovering damages from third parties responsible for collisions with fleet vehicles should be a high priority for every fleet operator.
Money left uncollected should provide an incentive for fleets to take another look at their recovery programs. The benchmark is recovery, over the long run, of 25 to 30 percent of total fleet accident physical damage expenses. If your fleet isn't close to that, there is much to be gained by upgrading your recovery program.
Alphabet’s Waymo, formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project, has teamed up with the National Safety Council and other renowned names in launching its “Let’s Talk Self Driving” campaign.
"There's a lot to talk about when it comes to self-driving cars,” said Waymo CEO John Krafcik.
“As with any new technology, there's great enthusiasm and curiosity about self-driving cars — and there's some confusion, too."
General Michael Hayden, a retired four-star general and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will serve as keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show® 2018. His address will take place on Thursday, March 8, as part of the President's Breakfast & NTEA Annual Meeting.
As head of the country's premier intelligence agencies through two presidential administrations from 1999-2009, General Hayden was on the frontline of global change, the war on terrorism and the growing cyber security challenge. He understands the dangers, risks and potential rewards of the political, economic and security situations our country - and the world - are currently facing.
LeasePlan just a major global marketing campaign, featuring Top Gear and The Grand Tour presenter Richard Hammond, highlighting LeasePlan's commitment to offering What’s next in mobility to its customers via an ‘Any car, Anytime, Anywhere’ service.
CEO Tex Gunning: “LeasePlan has been delivering cars-as-a-service for the past 50 years so we are exceptionally well-positioned to deliver ‘Any car, Anytime, Anywhere’. I’m therefore delighted to be launching with Richard Hammond our global What’s next campaign, which underlines our aspiration to provide the latest in mobility via a fully flexible ‘Any car, Anytime, Anywhere’ service.”
The ability to quickly deliver a wide variety of new vehicles to field technicians in need can be worth its wait in gold.
We are moving into a new age of mobility, and change is coming rapidly. For example, TCO for electric vehicles is often less than it is for traditional vehicles.
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There is a growing need for cost-efficient transportation for corporate and government entities. According to statistics from the Federal Highway Administration, government agencies in the United States alone operate approximately 3.7 million vehicles, and it costs some $21 billion yearly to maintain them. Efficient utilization and management of pooled vehicle fleets could take cars off the road and trim costs, helping both corporations and agencies to optimize spending and sustainability. Adrian Albus will discuss the impact that the sharing economy will have on fleeting management as well as the work that Zipcar is doing in the space.
California regulators took an important step Wednesday to clear the road for everyday people to get self-driving cars.
The state’s Department of Motor Vehicles published proposed rules that would govern the technology within California, where for several years manufacturers have been testing hundreds of prototypes on roads and highways.
That testing requires a trained safety driver behind the wheel, just in case the onboard computers and sensors fail.