By Robert Martinez, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Police Department
If you are one of those people who, to protect yourself against hackers and cyber thieves, removes your hard drive and smashes it with a hammer when discarding your old computer, you will want to read this.
Today, every public leader must contend with the critical role technology plays in the structure and operation of government and the need to maintain the highest levels of cybersecurity.
This is especially true for government fleets and fleet vehicle connections to government data banks and computer networks. Vehicles today have more memory and computer capability than an F-14 fighter jet. All this memory and even a driver’s control of a vehicle can be just one hacker away from a big problem for fleet managers, both government and private alike.
Mary Sticha, Automotive Fleet and Leasing Association (AFLA) president, has announced the 2018 Annual AFLA President’s Award winners.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to recognize and thank these individuals who have put a great deal of time and talent into governing AFLA,” said Sticha.
READ MORE to learn AFLA's 2018 President's Award Recipients!
Keeping your vehicles and drivers safe, productive and on the road is essential to achieving your organization’s sales and service goals
By Bill Jones, Managed Maintenance, Element Fleet Management
So, what can you do to keep your fleet in top shape?
1. Know the importance of cost savings with preventive maintenance
Properly maintained vehicles reduce unscheduled repairs and downtime. Preventive maintenance may include oil changes, tire rotation/inspection and general vehicle safety checks.
READ MORE to learn the 6 tips that will help you keep your fleet in top shape!
Developing new features in vehicle technology is an expensive endeavor, and usually the latest innovations were only available in high-priced cars. Features such as a navigation system, stability control and even traffic-adaptive cruise control are commonplace on even budget models.
Technology advances aren't limited to driving automation and safety. Many innovations in luxury cars pertain to passenger convenience and pampering. Edmunds says, "There's a lot of tech in luxury vehicles and more on the way. If you're an early adopter on a budget, just wait a few years. Most legitimately useful features will eventually be available on more affordable cars."
Read the article at USA Today.
Without consistent on-going driver training your employer becomes a prime target for negligent entrustment lawsuits
By Art Liggio, President and CEO, Driving Dynamics
Consider your fleet safety program as it relates to driver safety training. Has it changed in recent years to be reactionary and narrowly focused on a small group of drivers?
Check with your corporate training department and they will likely share that effective training must be proactive, not reactive, and supplemented with a steady flow of relevant training to support your training goals.