Fleets are so vulnerable to negligent entrustment lawsuits. In ‘On Fleet Driver Management', CEI’s Kevin Reilly presents the third installment of a compelling four-part series on this critical issue. In this segment, Kevin talks to the importance of investing in newer vehicle technology to avert liability exposure.
Hat’s off to Kate Vigneau, CAFM®, NAFA’s indefatigable director of professional development, and its CEO and visionary Phil Russo as the dynamic organization continues to expand its gold-standard fleet education and training to organizations such as the National Property Management Association.
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The most immediate impact of the emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen and may be spreading to automakers like Fiat Chrysler is an environmental and public health crisis.
Worldwide, diesel vehicles are producing about 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than regulations allow, according to a new study, which links those emissions to 38,000 premature deaths in 2015.
But, in the long run, the diesel fallout could reach further, helping set up carmakers as the next industry to be upended by Silicon Valley. As shifts like autonomy, electrification, and shared ownership change the way people use and buy cars, these companies will have enough trouble navigating the coming decades.
UPS boosting use of alternative powertrains; fleets also explore driverless tech.
UPS has experimented with a variety of powertrain alternatives, and now wants more on the street.
United Parcel Service says it wants more of its big, brown trucks to go green, the company planning to use alternative fuels and other clean, energy-saving technologies in about a quarter of its trucks by 2016.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Instructor: John Andrews, President & CEO, Bestpass, Inc.
This presentation will cover future trends in tolling, including interoperability between all tolling systems, the inevitable shift to all-electronic tolling, and the increased use of managed lanes. The presentation will also examine how all of these trends will impact commercial fleets of all types and sizes.
The fleet management industry has always adapted and evolved to find solutions to the problems that challenge fleet professionals.
However, as the industry continues to provide solutions for fleet professionals, it’s only natural that the issues facing the fleet industry would evolve as well.
For as much as they assist managers and professionals in overcoming fleet challenges, advancements in technology are responsible for one of the larger paradigm shifts that the fleet industry is facing, which is autonomous vehicles. Other issues facing the industry include ride-sharing through companies like Uber and Lyft, fleet professionals shifting to the pool car fleet model, increased regulations around carbon emissions, and a rising demand for the industry to put a larger emphasis on fleet vehicle safety.
Let’s explore the issues: http://www.donlen.com/blog/critical-issues-facing-fleet-management-industry
Mini autonomous police cars paired with companion drones and facial-recognition technology will begin patrolling the streets of Dubai by the end of the year to help identify and track suspects.
But don't expect a high-speed chase out of the little cars. In demonstrations, the robot never appears to move beyond a stroll's pace. But the four-wheeled security vehicle comes with a built-in aerial drone that can be deployed to surveil areas and people that the robot can't reach.
How do you connect with millenials?
By Wendy Eichenbaum
There are over 80 million millennials in America, one-fourth of our population. They have $600 billion in buying power according a recent Accenture study.
And they were the first generation to grow up with instant and constant interaction with technology. When developing your CX marketing strategy, it’s critical to consider what makes a great experience for millennials.
Millennials typically perform their own research when shopping for products. They use an average of three devices, so they expect an omni-channel experience with companies. At a minimum, your website should be responsive. And they will look at multiple sources for information. Social media is a primary source. An Elite Daily report showed that nearly half of millennials used social media to influence buying decisions. Only 1% of millennials said that traditional advertising influenced them.
NAFA is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for NAFA’s 2018 Institute & Expo, in Anaheim, California.
If you would like your presentations to be considered, please submit your topic and speaker information here by July 30, 2017. Selected companies will be notified using the provided contact information in your submission.
If you have any questions or comments, you can contact NAFA’s Education Assistant Mallory Wymer for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org.