Wheels Inc., along with its global partner ALD Automotive has entered a partnership agreement with Mitsubishi Auto Leasing Corporation (MAL) as part of their Asia coverage expansion.
The partnership provides automotive leasing and fleet management services to global corporations in Japan. It includes cross-referrals, common participation to global fleet tenders, comprehensive fleet services, such as fuel, insurance, accident management, telematics, and overall support. Transparent commercial terms and global fleet reporting will be available using the ALDNet.com platform. To provide a consistent service delivery to clients, the partnership will share select resources across the global supply chain, where relevant.
“This new partnership with MAL in Japan is a great step forward for our international clients for whom this market has considerable importance in their global fleet. We’re thrilled to offer our clients the reliable fleet services of MAL,” said Dan Frank, president and CEO of Wheels. “The growing footprint of the Alliance in Asia, with the opening in Malaysia, reinforces our leadership position in the geographical coverage we can offer.”
Read more of the press release.
With most Americans under stay-at-home orders due to the coronavirus outbreak, the roads are quieter – and safer – than usual.
So why should you keep paying your regular auto insurance premium? Many insurers have a perhaps surprising answer to that question: You shouldn’t.
Allstate announced this week that it would slash April and May’s premiums for its customers by 15%. “They can have it on their credit card or they can put it in their checking account,” Allstate CEO Thomas Wilson told CNBC on Tuesday. Meanwhile, American Family Insurance said it will return $50 to its customers, per vehicle.
Read the article at CNBC.
AFLA is going NextGen -- October 4-7, Tucson Arizona -- JW Marriott Starr Pass
AFLA is excited to announce that registration is now open for the AFLA 2020 Corporate Fleet Conference. The theme this year is NextGen and the conference task force is busy planning a session that will include education around fleet technology and what is coming down the pike, along with a hands-on component that will allow attendees to experience some of the technology that is currently available. Join AFLA for the 2020 event showcasing the best and brightest minds in corporate fleet management.
True to AFLA tradition, baked in is a lot of valuable networking time and opportunities to meet new corporate fleet professionals while visiting your friends in fleet.
Driving Dynamics Inc. announced the launch of DrivActiv iSight™, the latest product under the company’s DrivActiv™ digital safety and risk services brand.
It is a cost-effective, fleet risk and safety telematics service focused on real-time driving awareness and improvement.
This application, produced in conjunction with its development partner, DriveSmart, is a time-tested technology platform downloaded by more than 250,000 users. Using smartphone technology, it tracks and analyzes behaviors behind the wheel and enables fleet operators to identify trends, promote desired habits and skills, and monitor progress. To maximize objective self-assessment, drivers have access to personalized trip metrics and feedback.
Read the entire press release at Driving Dynamics Inc.
By Scott Conlon, Managing Director, Mercury Associates
Ask any fleet manager about fleet standardization and they will tell you that it can reduce the complexity of managing a fleet operation in many different areas.
The discussion will likely focus on improved technician proficiency, reduced on-hand parts inventories, and simplified purchasing—and having personally managed a transit bus garage, I know firsthand that these are all important benefits.
What is equally important, though, is how much these benefits affect total cost of ownership (TCO), and what other efficiencies are gained.