We are beginning to see a major shift: from ‘fleet management’ to ‘mobility and fleet management.’
By Janice Sutton
We recently talked with Partha Ghosh, Director of North American Vehicle Supply Chain at ARI, and were keen to learn how the fleet leasing and management company's end-to-end approach to managing the vehicle supply chain process delivered value to its clients.
Ghosh says, "At ARI, we provide a full suite of services encompassing every aspect of the vehicle supply chain process. It starts with evaluating a fleet’s vehicle specifications in tandem with the business’ goals and objectives. We then work with our OEM and upfit partners to process and facilitate production to ensure a road-ready vehicle is delivered on time and ready to go."
New chief financial officer will guide LeasePlan USA through its smart growth objectives.
LeasePlan USA announces today that Scott Adelsky has been appointed as the company’s chief financial officer, overseeing the planning, implementation, management and controlling of all financial activities for the company in the United States.
“We recently announced the launch of our new global What’s next campaign and ambition to offer Any car, Anytime, Anywhere. With something this significant, it’s critical we practice the financial discipline necessary to focus on smart growth, compliance and always keep the customers first,” said Jeff Schlesinger, president and CEO of LeasePlan USA.
Donlen announces that new telematics functionality has been added to its comprehensive mobile app offering.
DonlenDriver™ Mobile, which provides fleet drivers with access to important vehicle documents and notifications, is now integrated with DriverPoint® Telematics for all fleets that have implemented Donlen’s comprehensive telematics service, making it easier to manage and improve driver safety.
DonlenDriver Mobile already provides drivers the ability to access crucial information related to personal tax reporting, new vehicle ordering, company policy compliance, and more. With this new functionality, Donlen is putting more power in the hands of the driver.
This fall, both Meineke Car Care Centers and Maaco Auto Painting and Collision Repair will pay tribute to military members across the country, honoring active duty military members and veterans with complimentary vehicle repairs and improvements as a “thank you” for their service to the country and patronage of their brands. The “Proud to Serve Those Who Have Served” program is part of the two legendary automotive brands’ 45th anniversary celebration.
From October 14 through November 24, Maaco and Meineke are honoring military members who are current customers, veterans who are now Maaco or Meineke owners or franchisees, and one recipient nominated by consumers through a national contest. You can learn more right here.
After two years of declining sales, resulting from the use of illegal software to cheat on emissions tests scandal, Volkswagen is now reporting that sales are up 12 percent from last year.
Volkswagen’s revival is being driven by two new sport-utility vehicles that arrived in showrooms this year.
“We can now target the heart of the S.U.V. market,” Hinrich J. Woebcken, president and chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America, told reporters last month. “We are at a fundamental turning point for the brand and our strategy for our American customers. This country always loves the comeback story, right? That’s what American people love, and they love to give people a second chance.”
Read more of the original article at The New York Times.
Presenter Adrian Albus will discuss the impact that the sharing economy will have on fleeting management as well as the work that Zipcar is doing.
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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.
♦ An overview of fleet management across different sectors and to explore inefficiencies in the sector
♦ To find the intersection between fleet management and the sharing economy
♦ To explore innovative solutions in management and the future of the industry
Did you know you are three times more likely to be in an accident when changing lanes? Watch this video from Driving Dynamics for tips on how to avoid these dangers.