For as long as there have been cars, there have been travelers using them to get away.
The experience has been evolving for more than a hundred years, but at its heart, road travel is about wanderlust and connecting with family and friends.
As the brand that brought the Model T to the masses, Ford has an outsized place in American road trip history. Ford Motor Company even employs a futurist (or, in corporate language, a "Manager, Global Consumer Trends and Futuring,") to study where road travel has been and take a proactive look at where it will go.
NAFA offers a variety of global initiatives that are geared towards fleet managers based in North America.
By using data-driven AI techniques, Predii is able to improve repair and maintenance outcomes, all while decreasing vehicle downtime.
Effective today, Merchants Fleet Management will focus its operations into 5 major functional groups; Client Services, Products & Services, Fleet Operations, License & Title, and Credit.
Jack Firriolo, COO, commented “Merchants has experienced significant growth and we also have a senior member of our team retiring. To serve our clients with the operational excellence they have grown to expect from us we needed to realign our teams”.
This week, we feature an interview with the dynamic Jeff Schlesinger, president of LeasePlan USA. Jeff says, “We are a 54-year-old company that is looking to the future. We have a new logo; we have a new slogan – 'What’s Next?' that says it all."
On Fleet Driver Management presents the second part of a three-part series on negligent entrustment. This installment guides us on how to build a strong, enforceable safety policy. There is no question that it is critical that fleets have a robust policy in place.
Enjoy the issue and check our website FleetManagementWeekly.com for daily updates on the latest news affecting the fleet industry.
Editor in Chief
ARI, was recently named among the “Best Workplaces in Canada – Large and Multinational” list for 2017. Coming in at number 32, this is the first time the company has been named to the Canadian listing.
“We are incredibly proud to be recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada,” said Rick Tousaw, senior vice president and general manager of ARI Canada. “At ARI, we seek to foster a culture that is supportive, collaborative and based around a sense of family. We invest in the development of our employees and their well-being because at the end of the day, our success as a business is the direct result of their hard work and dedication.”
ARI was recognized for fostering open, transparent, two-way communication between the employees and leadership, as well as its intensive on-boarding program and its internship program, designed to thoroughly prepare participants to take on full-time employment at ARI after graduation.
Don't miss out on the lowest registration rates for the 2017 AFLA Annual Corporate Fleet Conference to be held in Las Vegas from September 17-20. Only three days remain to receive the early bird rate (a $125 savings), so REGISTER NOW!
This year's program is packed with great content to inspire, educate and develop all who attend, including Leadership, Deconstructing the Lease, Talent Management, Safety Best Practices, The Future of Mobility, and many others. Don’t miss out.
By Ed Pierce, Fleet Industry Marketer
We certainly read plenty of cautionary articles in the press about scams targeting unaware consumers, but you might be surprised that marketing scams are a part of the B2B world, even the fleet industry.
First, a definition of the term “marketing scam”: an offer that is too good to be true. In this month’s column, let’s look at an advertising example:
One day a fleet, risk or procurement manager gets a cold call from a sales rep with a pitch like this: “I represent (officious business or vertical industry magazine title, probably including ‘international’ or ‘global in it,’ that you never heard of).
“Our editors are writing a series of articles on companies like yours that are achieving business success. We would like to feature your firm’s success story in our glossy magazine that goes to ‘business leaders’ around the (country or world).
“Best of all, there’s no cost to you or your company! All we ask is that you provide us with a list of your vendors, who will certainly want to show their support for your business.”
Before agreeing to this too-good-to-be-true opportunity, here are two questions to ask: