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Please join us in Phoenix, Arizona for "Best Practices from The 100 Best Fleets" presented by NAFA Fleet Management Association Arizona Chapter, 100Best Fleets, Sourcewell & the NC Clean Energy Technology Center.
Location: JW Marriot Desert Ridge Resort and Spa -- 5350 E Marriot Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85054
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Following a trend set by a number of states in the U.S., New York state has passed a law that sets a target for 100 percent of new passenger cars and trucks sold or leased in the state to be zero-emissions vehicles by the year 2035. The legislation was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul just a few days ago.
The legislation contains a similar goal for off-road vehicles and equipment by 2035. The law also establishes a goal for all medium- and heavy-duty trucks sold or leased in the state to be zero-emission vehicles by 2045, "for all operations where feasible."
New York state faces some headwinds in achieving 100 percent zero-emission sales of passenger cars and trucks by 2035, with the market share of electric vehicles in the state currently hovering around 1 percent. Plug-in hybrids will also qualify as zero-emissions vehicles. Sales of these ZEVs will have to make significant gains while sales of gas- and diesel-engined vehicles will have to surrender significant market share each year. This is likely to be dictated by market forces more than anything, absent some compelling incentive programs.
Read the article at Car and Driver.
To prepare for the post-COVID-19 era, leaders need to do more than fine-tune their day-to-day tasks; they need to be ready and willing to rethink how they operate, and even why they exist. To put it another way, leaders need to step back, take a breath, and consider a broader perspective.
The pandemic has both revealed and accelerated a number of trends that will play a substantial role in the shape of the future global economy. In our conversations with global executives, they have identified five priorities. Companies will want to adopt these five priorities as their North Star while they navigate the trends that are molding the future.
Take sustainability, the principle of producing goods and services while exacting minimal damage to the environment. Many companies have taken earnest steps in this regard because they wanted to. In the very near future, however, doing so will be as fundamental to doing business as compiling a balance sheet: consumers and regulators will insist on it. In this context, sustainability needs to be done as systematically as digitization or strategy development because it will be an important source of long-term competitive advantage.
Read the article at McKinsey & Company.
If you’re interested in automating your fleet management but are not sure where to start, log into Agile Fleet’s live 30-minute technology demo tomorrow (Thursday), September 16, 2021 at 2:00 pm ET.
This session will show you how fleet technologies can improve your fleet management and help you save time and money. Agile Fleet's client success manager, Scott Farmerie will help you understand how to use fleet management technology to:
• Start a motor pool and offer online reservations & automated key management
• Set up a preventive maintenance plan and automate it
• Enable your maintenance staff to manage technician time, track parts inventory, and more
• Incorporate GPS and telematics, and manage fuel and risk
• Collect fleet metrics and understand your fleet data
• Communicate and enforce policy
• Significantly reduce costs and increase efficiency
• Plus... real client success stories!
Submit your questions on the sign-up form in advance. Space is limited, so register today
Bridgestone Americas today announced a 10% minority investment in mobile vehicle services and technology company, Wrench.
The new partnership will accelerate both companies’ ability to meet the needs of car owners with best-in-class technology in the rapidly growing mobile vehicle inspection, repair and maintenance market.
The partnership paves the way for Bridgestone and Seattle-based Wrench to explore synergies in their service offerings, including pairing Bridgestone’s 2,200+ company owned automotive service stores with Wrench’s complementary mobile services marketplace. Offerings currently available through the Wrench platform include on-site automotive maintenance, access to roadside and towing, vehicle detailing, and the Lemon Squad used-vehicle inspection service.