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NAFA Fleet Management Association will hold a unique panel of top automobile executives that will reveal the significant mobility and technological improvements in store for fleet vehicles.
This event, How OEMs are Addressing "Mobility" and the Future of Fleet, will take place at NAFA I&E on Thursday, April 26th, at 8:30 AM in Expo Hall D.
Lending their expertise and insight into this year's panel are: Michele Bartlett, General Manager, Commercial and Government Fleet Sales, Ford; Frank Dankovich, Director, Fleet Sales, FCA; Dave Depew, General Manager, Fleet Sales, Toyota Motor, North America; and Ed Peper, US Vice President, GM Fleet.
The presentation will be moderated by Fleet Management Weekly CEO and Editor in Chief Janice Sutton.
Donlen will be demonstrating its latest innovative fleet management technology solutions at the company’s booth (#237) during NAFA I&E 2018 in Anaheim, California on Wednesday, April 25 and Thursday, April 26.
NAFA attendees will have the chance to see Donlen’s predictive, prescriptive technology solutions, get hands-on experience with some of Donlen’s solutions, as well as speak with Donlen’s technology experts about any specific questions pertaining to their fleets.Technology demos available at Donlen’s booth include:
ARI experts to share insights during four educational sessions and the Garage Party headlined by Jay Leno promises to be the can’t-miss event of this year’s NAFA I&E
ARI® will once again expand its presence at the annual NAFA Institute & Expo held April 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Headlined by the Garage Party with legendary comedian Jay Leno, ARI will also lead four educational sessions on topics important to fleet professionals and sponsor the keynote address featuring motivational speaker Jody Urquhart.
With the summer driving season just ahead, gas prices are starting to rise higher this week, and are close to what they were at this time last year.
The Energy Information Administration’s latest weekly report showed gasoline inventories dropped by 1.1 million barrels. Demand for gasoline remains robust at 9.2 million barrels per day.
“Gas prices are only a penny away from topping the $2.67 high of 2017,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokeswoman. A year ago, the average price of gasoline across the nation was $2.39 per gallon.
Read the article at The Detroit Bureau.
NAFA 2018 I&E is opening in just six days! The agenda delivers cutting-edge trends, technologies and products in fleet, and solid techniques to help fleets drive costs lower and efficiencies higher. And it’s networking nirvana!
In FMW this week, Bernie Kavanagh talks to the advances in data protection in How API Can Help Fleets Track These Common Business Risks. Want to learn more? Stop by the WEX booth on the Expo floor.
Finding Your Role Model is the subject of Laura Jozwiak's Customer Driven column and the topic could not be more timely. She invites us to attend the WIFM reception at I&E to hear about the organizatiion's outstanding mentorship program.
Do you have a teen driver? Or a teen who is aching to be one? If so, you will want to read Art Liggio’s column in Safety & Risk Follow the Leader – Mom, Dad You’re It
Special thanks to media partner International Fleet World for John Challen’s terrific interview with George de Boer, Leader of Connected Car Initiatives, Tom Tom Telematics.
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Whether it’s talking on a mobile phone, text messaging, eating, changing the radio station, or even yelling at the kids in the back seat it - it's distracted driving.
Distracted driving will drive up a motorist’s auto insurance premiums by an average 16% or about $226 a year, according to a study conducted by the car insurance search engine The Zebra.
"Speeding, drinking and driving, disobeying traffic signals – those violations have (unfortunately) been around since the advent of automobiles. Distracted driving is really the only new dangerous behavior to affect your driving record," explains The Zebra’s director of market insights, Alyssa Connolly, "The insurance industry and regulators have to ensure any rate changes they make are justified, so even though cell phones aren't new to you and me, the risks and dangers they pose for drivers have only recently been substantiated – and now distracted drivers are really seeing the effects on their premiums."
Read the article at Forbes.
Outsourcing subrogation provides fleets with a dedicated team whose sole focus is on collecting every dollar that is rightfully owed to the fleet.
By Chris Villella, Vice President, Strategic Relationship Management, The CEI Group, Inc.
Subrogation can be a great tool to ensure fair compensation after an accident, but many fleets end up leaving money on the table; money that the fleet could have collected if they had an experienced team pursuing every possible dollar that can be collected from the at-fault third party.
The process of collection through subrogation is often complex, time-consuming, and riddled with obstacles that make it difficult for a fleet to "dabble" with subrogation. Luckily, there are experts to help fleets through the process.