As we have a president-elect who has called climate change a “hoax,” it’s clear that sustainability is not going to be his focus. His appointment of climate contrarian Myron Ebell to look into the E.P.A. and his vow to withdraw from the Paris Agreement are worrying climate scientists and those who are deeply concerned about the impact of these actions on the life of our planet.
Automakers were quick to call for weaker fuel economy standards, but since fleets have been so prominent in their adoption of eco-friendly vehicles and sustainability initiatives, we are eager to learn how fleets plan to adapt to the new order. NAFA and CALSTART have been in the forefront of working for fleet sustainability – we hope their good work will continue, but will fleets embrace sustainability if the federal government does not?
Multi-national fleets may take a different view of this as they work within countries that are committed to the Paris Agreement and are taking bold steps to reduce their carbon footprint. Trump may turn America’s back on the serious climate turmoil we face now and in the future, but the rest of the world will not.
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Leadership is no longer the private domain of a few executives that send decisions from the corporate headquarters.
Whether you are beginning your journey as a new leader or you are a seasoned professional, The Seven eLements of Leadership will provide you with the tools to have greater impact immediately.
CEI’s value proposition centers around both accident management and driver safety - essentially covering both ends of the spectrum.
By Greg Neuman, CEI Senior Manager of Quality Control
With consumer watchdogs constantly warning about buying used cars that have flood damage, fleet managers may be justifiably skeptical about whether it’s worth repairing one of their own.
At CEI, we’ve successfully managed hundreds of repairs of flood-damaged vehicles, but knowing when it’s possible to return one to completely safe usability is one of the most difficult tasks in the body repair business.
Vehicles are made to withstand a certain amount of exposure to water. It’s deep and prolonged submersion, especially in certain kinds of water, that determines whether repairs are worth the money or you’re better off declaring the vehicle a total loss.
What makes today’s vehicles especially vulnerable to floodwaters are the extent to which they’ve become electronic.
Get ready for the engine in your next car to shut off at stoplights, even if you don’t like it.
Pressed to meet tougher fuel-economy and pollutions standards, automakers increasingly are adding engine stop-start systems across their lineups. The systems automatically turn off engines at stoplights and instantly restart them once a driver takes his or her foot off the brake pedal.
The technology is designed to keep your lights, air conditioning, heater and radio running while the engine is cut during a stop. The engine stays on if you turn the steering wheel, if you’re stopped on a steep hill, the engine is still warming up, or the heater or air conditioner are working hard to maintain a desired temperature.
Companies have long pursued strategies to minimize employee travel costs.
That means taking advantage of cost-effective airlines, negotiating better deals with preferred hotels, and booking everything far in advance to lock up lower rates. But even as business administrators work to economize corporate travel, costs continue to rise.
To adapt to the shifting business travel landscape, companies must strategically advance their approach to travel. Runzheimer’s latest white paper, Adapting to a Shifting Business Travel Landscape, discusses specific steps businesses should take to evolve their business travel programs.
It's a common dilemma for any business or government agency that manages a large fleet of vehicles -- what is the optimal window for replacement? Iowa State University researchers have found an answer to that question that could potentially save millions.
Sree Nilakanta and Kevin Scheibe, both associate professors of information systems in ISU's College of Business, partnered with the Iowa Department of Transportation to tackle the problem. They analyzed 10 years of maintenance records for DOT snow plow trucks -- more than a million pieces of data -- to determine when the DOT should replace old ones.
Nilakanta and Scheibe then created a simulation-based decision support system using the maintenance records, purchase price and resale estimates in yearly increments.
NAFA Webinar Series: Register Now For NAFA's Next Webinar, "Motor Fuel Tax Refunds," November 16!
Every dollar counts when operating your fleet. Learn the fundamentals of state and federal fuel tax refund regulations and how your company may leverage fuel tracking methods to qualify for fuel tax refunds/rebates on the fuel consumed in eligible equipment.
In NAFA's next webinar -- free to NAFA membership -- "Motor Fuel Tax Refunds" will be discussed by Jim Jones, CPA, Senior Tax Analyst, NECS®; and Deena Lewis, Vice President – Tax Recovery Services, NECS®. This opportunity takes place Wednesday, November 16.